CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — On Tuesday, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice amended his particular session proclamation to name on the West Virginia Legislature so as to add a brand new invoice relating to COVID-19 vaccine necessities to the particular session agenda.
If handed, the invoice would require any West Virginia state entities in addition to any enterprise working in West Virginia requiring their staff to indicate proof of vaccination in opposition to COVID-19 to honor sure medical and non secular exemptions.
The invoice covers all present and potential staff.
Medical exemptions might be obtained with documentation signed by a licensed doctor or a complicated apply registered nurse stating that the worker has a bodily situation that stops them from safely receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or that the worker has already developed COVID-19 and subsequently has antibodies from being uncovered to the virus.
Non secular exemptions might be obtained with a notarized certification from the worker introduced to the employer.
The invoice comprises language prohibiting employers from penalizing or discriminating in opposition to present or potential staff for pursuing exemptions.
The invoice additionally states that immunization is probably not mandated for college kids attending college within the state.
See beneath for the governor’s modification.