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Gov. Gianforte Reaffirms Montana Law Banning Vaccination Mandate


November 17, 2021

Governor Greg Gianforte issued the following statement regarding COVID-19 vaccination mandates by employers in Montana:

“Despite President Biden’s efforts to mandate vaccinations for employers and their employees, Montana law remains the law of the land, and no employer in our state should use President Biden’s OSHA rule, now halted by a federal court, as a basis for imposing illegal vaccination requirements on employees.”

Codified under Montana’s Human Rights Act, House Bill 702 prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s vaccination status. It prohibits an employer from...

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