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One Iowa business owner is hoping people wake up and wake up quick when it comes to the COVID vaccination rules announced by the Biden administration last week.

This business owner received a letter from the insurance company that covers his complete operation.

Business owners with 100 or more employees are required to determine who is vaccinated or not vaccinated, obtain proof of vaccination and store the record. Each employee who is not vaccinated must test at least once a week and wear a mask when inside or in a vehicle with someone else for work purposes.

The business owner speculated this power grab will not stop until 90 percent or more of the population is vaccinated. And he is fearful the policy will eventually apply to all employers — not just those with 100 or more employees. And he has concerns insurance companies will require more of business owners as well.

Employers are not required to pay for testing. They also do not have to pay for face coverings. They may be required to pay for testing to comply with other laws, regulations, collective bargaining agreements, etc.

“Earlier this week I was at a local convenience store where a member of society was too scared to walk in,” the business owner said. “This individual had two masks on to walk inside and buy a carton of cigarettes. If this is in the name of public health, pull the cigarettes off the shelves. Require proof of gym memberships and gym attendance.”

The business owner encouraged everyone to contact their local state representative and state senator.

“If we don’t act now, it will be too late,” he said.

Author: Jacob Hall