RESOLUTION No. 2021-12
A RESOLUTION CONCERNING VACCINE MANDATES
WHEREAS, the elected office holders in Kiowa County, Colorado swear an oath to uphold the US and State Constitutions; and
WHEREAS, there is no Constitutional authority to restrict individual unalienable rights; and
WHEREAS, Kiowa County respects the unalienable right of citizens to make their own choices concerning their healthcare, bodies, and well- being; and
WHEREAS, demanding employees divulge their personal medical information invades their protected right to privacy, and discriminates against them based on their perceived medical status, in contravention of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (42 USC SS 12112( a).); and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Kiowa County are tasked with protecting the employees of Kiowa County from unreasonable orders and with providing a cooperative and productive working environment; and
WHEREAS, Kiowa County does not have the resources to enforce State and Federal Mandates, and does not intend to use its very limited resources to enforce any vaccine mandates issued by either the State of Colorado or the United States Federal government, and would encourage all elected officials to refuse to require or to enforce the same.
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Kiowa County go on record to oppose vaccination as a condition of employment for County employees.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners of declare that it has no intention of using limited county resources to enforce any vaccine or mask mandate, and would encourage all elected officials to refuse to require or enforce the same.
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 30 day of September, 2021 in Kiowa County, Colorado.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF KIOWA COUNTY, COLORADO
By /s/Donald Oswald
Donald Oswald, Chair
By /s/Howard Robertson
Howard Robertson, Commissioner
By /s/Michael Lening
Michael Lening, Commissioner
/s/Delisa L. Weeks
Delisa Weeks, Clerk and Recorder