LA sheriff won’t enforce vaccine mandate in his agency
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he will not enforce the county’s vaccine mandate in his agency.
Villanueva, who oversees the largest sheriff’s department in the country with roughly 18,000 employees, said that he does not plan to carry out the mandate, which required Los Angeles County employees to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 1.
The sheriff said his employees are willing to lose their jobs rather than receive the jab.
“I don’t want to be in a position to lose 5, 10% of my workforce overnight on a vaccine mandate,” he said.
Villanueva’s declaration came just a day after Los Angeles implemented one of the country’s strictest vaccine mandates, required shots for everyone entering bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms, or Lakers games.