Leesburg Town Council approves COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all town employees

The Leesburg Town Council has approved a vaccine requirement for all town employees, a controversial decision that could cost the town some members of its police force.

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Employees can apply for a religious or medical exemption, and if they get it, they will submit to weekly testing.

Several councilmembers and police officers publicly spoke against the mandate.

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At least seven Leesburg police officers said they would quit rather than get the vaccine.