On Aug. 6, Stamford Mayor David Martin announced an executive order mandating that all city employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be subject to weekly testing. The Stamford Police Association is deeply troubled by this course of action, which is rooted in hysteria and is an overreaction. Within a week, it was proven to be a hypocritical display of political theater.
With the swoop of a pen, Mayor Martin, who is in a hotly contested re-election campaign, decided that he and his administration of bureaucrats should have the ultimate say in the personal decisions his employees make, merely because we are employed by the city. The mayor is pushing this agenda under the guise that it is his responsibility to keep his employees, and the citizens they interact with, safe from the spread of COVID.