In the wake of President Biden’s vaccine mandates, many Utahns are voicing their resistance. A group calling themselves “Utah Open for Business” spoke to lawmakers at Capitol Hill, warning that mandates could drive those who are ideologically opposed to vaccination to quit or be fired, with detrimental impacts to the economy. They also feared that this mandate could foreshadow increased government interference in business.
Although several lawmakers are sympathetic to these concerns, they are limited in their short-term options to push back against the federal government. Several bills have been proposed for the 2022 Legislative Session to address concerns about vaccine mandates.