Nebraska’s controversial COVID-19 vaccine exemption bill passes

It's set to take effect immediately following the 37-5 vote

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Senators approved another controversial bill that was getting a lot of attention this legislative session, and it’s going into effect right away.

LB 906 requires the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to create a form that employees seeking a COVID-19 vaccine exemption can fill out.  It can then be used at all businesses and organizations with one or more workers, including state agencies.

You can qualify for the exemption based on either a heath care practitioner’s recommendation or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Employers are still allowed to require personal protective gear for workers who get the exemption.  They can also require COVID-19 testing at the employer’s expense.

 

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