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Bent County to Adopt Resolution

(Las Animas, CO) -- Bent county commissioners are expected to be the sixth southeast Colorado county to adopt a resolution on vaccine mandates. County commissioner Jean Sykes reports they plan to do this Monday, October 11th in a special meeting at 9am. Baca county was the first to craft a resolution to support residents rights on the state mandated vaccine as a condition of employment in healthcare jobs. Otero, Kiowa, Prowers and Crowley have all signed resolutions. Bent County had wanted to see a presentation and hear from those who are pro vaccine mandate before making their decision. At the first meeting in Bent County, the meeting room was filled with county residents who feared that a mandate could cause many in healthcare to be without a job and eventually just leave to find work in another state. Others expressed concern with possible side effects of the vaccine. When commissioners sign the resolution at their Monday meeting, the public is invited as it is a public meeting with public business. Commissioners meet in the basement of the Bent County courthouse.


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