Gov. Ricketts signs COVID-19 vaccine exemption bill

“Sweeping COVID vaccine mandates fail to account for individuals’ medical conditions and religious convictions,” Gov. Ricketts said. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Governor Pete Ricketts signed a bill that will allow Nebraskans to claim medical or religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccine workplace requirements.

LB906e was signed into law on Monday by Gov. Ricketts and will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday.

“Sweeping COVID vaccine mandates fail to account for individuals’ medical conditions and religious convictions,” Gov. Ricketts said.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services created a COVID-19 exemption form for people to fill out and indicate their religious beliefs or practices.

People may also use the form for medical exemption as long as it is signed by a healthcare practitioner.

The bill does not apply to the federal government, tribal governments, or workers covered by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services vaccine mandate.  The mandate will also not apply to workplace requirements for masking and COVID-19 testing.

 

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