Superintendent Balow addresses federal vaccine mandates

WYOMING — This morning, Wyoming Superintendent Jillian Balow addressed the Biden Administration’s federal vaccine mandates in a statement sent to superintendents of school districts across the state.

“I am opposed to the federal government imposing these mandates and am happy to see that not only did the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals put a stay in place, now the federal OSHA has stated it will stop enforcing the mandate,” said Balow.

She added that she entrusts Governor Gordon and the Attorney General to shepherd the state through this matter.

“We will continue to follow the lead of Governor Gordon and Attorney General Hill to sort through the legal morass.”

The federal government proposed a vaccine mandate because although confirmed viral cases and deaths have fallen sharply since the start of the year, they remain dangerously high, especially in some areas and industries.

Average case numbers have leveled off at about 70,000 new infections a day and confirmed viral deaths at more than 1,200 a day.

“Too many people,” Biden said, “remain unvaccinated for us to get out of this pandemic for good.”

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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