Fairbanks councilmember Clark introduces resolution discouraging vaccination requirements for business patrons

(Courtesy City of Fairbanks)
(Courtesy City of Fairbanks)(City of Fairbanks)
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 4:43 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Vaccine mandates are on the agenda for the regular Fairbanks City Council meeting on November 22.

The council is scheduled to hear, under new business, a resolution discouraging local businesses from requiring vaccines as a condition of entry.

The resolution is being introduced by Councilmember Jim Clark, who serves in seat A.

Clark explained that the resolution isn’t designed to be enforced, but to act as a message of where the city stands on the issue.

He said, “We’re a small town, and we’ve got a lot of businesses, and it’s obviously their right to choose what they want to do with their business; but we want to try to keep our businesses healthy, and I think we’re in a delicate time right now. So I think we need to show where the city stands for the businesses, and for the businesses that might want to come to the city.”

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