Youngkin Says He Won’t Stop Local Vax Mandates

Virginia governor-elect Glenn Youngkin announced over the weekend that he will not lift a finger to stop local vaccine and mask mandates. 


From WRIC, “Youngkin won’t try to block local mask, vaccine mandates like other Republican governors”:

After his inaugural ceremony on Jan. 15, Youngkin said he will not mandate masks and vaccines but–unlike some Republican governors–he will not attempt to block localities from implementing their own requirements. 

“Localities are going to have to make decisions the way the law works and that is going to be up to individual decisions but, again, from the governor’s office, you won’t see mandates from me,” Youngkin clarified in a one-on-one interview over the weekend.

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