NEVADA COUNTY, CA – The Nevada County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has issued a press release addressing the possibility of vaccination mandates related to the COVID-19 virus.
The county itself has not yet mandated employees to be vaccinated, but the organization said that they recognize the direction that the issue is heading given Governor Gavin Newsom having mandated it for State employees. The group also mentioned the negative impact the mandates have had on other groups, such as healthcare workers and school staff.
“We stand with our brothers and sisters who continue to serve our community in both the public and private sectors,” the release said, “and adamantly defend an individual’s right to choose whether or not to be vaccinated.”
The statement, signed by the president of the association, Rory Sonnier, continued, “Those in public service, to include medical professionals and educators have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic since its onset. Through their own research and experiences these professionals have come to understand the risks associated to COVID-19 and have educated themselves in order to make the best decision for themselves and their families.
“We advocate for our members to continue to have the right to choose between the vaccination and another option.
“We further demand that employers, to include the State of California, respect and individual’s right to make their own choices on issues relating to their own, private, personal healthcare.”
This piece was written by Leah Anaya on August 26, 2021. It originally appeared in ThinBlueLineTV.com and is used by permission.
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