Gov. Bill Lee introduced that Tennessee will brazenly take regulation enforcement officers who selected not to get the COVID vaccine.
“If you don’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine, come work here,” the Nashville Scene stories.
Lee and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long added that Tennessee may even cowl relocation bills for out-of-state regulation enforcement trying to depart states with stringent COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
“There are many highly skilled law enforcement personnel who want to work in a state that doesn’t get in the middle of personal health decisions yet also provides for a wonderful quality of life,” Lee says.
“As we’ve ramped up efforts to get more state troopers on the road, we want these men and women to consider Tennessee, and we will assist with their relocation expenses.”
In October, Florida additionally launched a nationwide regulation enforcement recruitment initiative. Meanwhile, round 34 law enforcement officials in New York left the drive over vaccine insurance policies earlier this month.
Here’s Gov. Lee’s full assertion:
Currently, fewer than 50% of Tennesseans are absolutely vaccinated.