COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Guidance

Recently, Gov. Noem issued Executive Order 2021-14 in response to the federal vaccine mandates. The order provides that any employee for any state agency, department, bureau, division, board, commission or other executive branch entity; any employee of an authority authorized by state law; and any employee of the Board of Regents and Board of Technical Education is not required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination when the individual refuses due to a sincerely held religious belief or for medical reasons.

Employers should be aware of these developments. For more information on the federal vaccine mandates, see our original article on the federal mandate in the November 9, 2021 edition of Compliance Corner.

Executive Order 2021-14 »