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Rep. Mastrofrancesco Statement on Gov. Lamont’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

Posted on August 20, 2021


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State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) on Friday issued the following statement regarding Gov. Lamont’s executive order mandating COVID-19 vaccination for most state employees as well as K-12 teachers and staff:

“This is a sad day in Connecticut for thousands of workers. The governor’s latest Executive Order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for most state employees and K-12 teachers and staff is yet another invasion by Governor Lamont on our constitutionally protected freedoms. Whether someone has received the vaccine or not, whether they believe in the vaccine or not, is all irrelevant. An essential part of freedom consists of the ability to make your own medical choices, and now this liberty, which free American citizens have had their entire life has been stripped away in an instant with the stroke of a pen.”

“I am outraged by the governors’ Executive Order. Sadly, those who choose not to vaccinate or submit to weekly testing will potentially suffer a devastating financial hardship.  Once again, the Democrat leadership of this state continues to push through their own agenda with no regard for people’s personal liberties.”

Executive Order No. 13D: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of-the-Governor/Executive-Orders/Lamont-Executive-Orders/Executive-Order-No-13D.pdf