From The Tribune staff reports
MONGTOMERY — Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed an executive order to battle what she characterized as “outrageous overreach” by the federal government when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Ivey’s order prohibits state offices in the executive branch from enforcing vaccine mandates and states that vaccine mandates must not be required in any state contracts.
But the order does not stop the federal vaccine mandates put in place by President Joe Biden requiring companies accepting federal contracts and companies with over 100 employees to have all employees vaccinated.
Ivey said that she would pursue whatever legal remedies she believes the state has left, including filing lawsuits to fight the mandates.