Just a day after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order barring businesses and other private entities in his state from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, several major companies have said they will defy his ban and follow federal guidelines instead.
The Texas-based companies—including American Airlines, Southwest, and Dell Technologies—said they’re planning to still require, with few exceptions, that employees under federal contracts abide by federal rules and get vaccinated.
Curtis Blessing, a spokesperson for American Airlines which is headquartered in Texas, told The Daily Beast in a statement on Tuesday that the airlines company would be “reviewing” Abbott’s order but that it wouldn’t change the company’s posture on vaccines.
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