Maury County Mayor Refuses To Comply With OSHA Mandate To Force Vaccines

Photo Credit: Mayor Ogles 2022 / Facebook

The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –

Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles says he does not plan to force county employees to take the COVID vaccine, despite the fact that the federal requirement may become law after the Supreme Court completes its review.

This week marks the start of the initial phase of President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees. They are required to either get the shot or endure weekly COVID-19 testing. The new policy was adopted by OSHA as a part of the mandating procedures.

However, Mayor Ogles made it clear to his employees in a Monday email that he would not be mandating this for Maury County employees.

“Maury County Government will not comply with any OSHA mandate that forces an employee to be vaccinated against their will,” Ogles stated.

The County employs nearly 500 individuals. 

Ogles, who is known for speaking his mind, says he is not against vaccination itself, but he is against the forcing of vaccination by OSHA.

“Your healthcare is your business, and I will willfully go to jail before forcing any of you to take the vaccine,” Ogles said. “No one who works for Maury County will be forced to take the vaccine. If you want it, I hope you sign up.”


This is not the first time Maury County has spoken out about vaccine mandating. In November, community members protested outside Maury Regional Medical Center in opposition of another federal mandate requiring that all healthcare workers receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ogles joined with other Republican leaders from the area to issue a symbolic State of Emergency via Facebook Live. Their hope was to “secure the liberties” of healthcare workers in the area.

“I along with HR are keeping a close watch on the Supreme Court and their decision,” said Ogles.

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Last week, several members of the Supreme Court made it clear that they were not sure that the Biden Administration had the authority to force millions of Americans to be vaccinated against their will.

 On December 17, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a stay on OSHA mandate. OSHA previously stated that they would give employers until January 10 to be compliant. Their website currently states that they will not be issuing citations for non-compliance until February 9.


About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative  ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career.  Most recently, he served as Deputy Directory for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others.  He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History.  Contact Jason at

14 thoughts on “Maury County Mayor Refuses To Comply With OSHA Mandate To Force Vaccines

  • January 12, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    Hooray, For Maury County’s Andy Ogle. Conservative, Constitution Loving, Essential Freedom advocate, You are consistent and faithful. May your example be magnified throughout Tennessee. For God & Country

    • January 12, 2022 at 6:56 pm

      I don’t agree with a federal mandate necessarily, but support it for Healthcare employees and and qny private business that wants to mandate it for their employees. As for Oglesby, he’s a twit. A virtue signaling boot licker. Conservatism will be the downfall of our nation. Hard to make progress when obstruction is the key to being conservative.

      • January 13, 2022 at 2:20 am

        I do not support FORCED vaccinations for Anyone; period!! It is and should always be a choice!

        • January 13, 2022 at 2:33 am

          Healthcare and military have always been required (or forced) to have their vax/shot records up to date. Did you have an issue then? If you work in Healthcare and aren’t willing to do whatever is necessary to protect your patients then you don’t belong in Healthcare period!!!

          • January 13, 2022 at 2:29 pm

            What you are referring to are true vaccines. That have been tested for years before being administered. If you do some research, you will find that the FDA has not approved any of these jabs. Only for EUV [emergency use authorization]. They have not been throughly test. They won’t even release the ingredients that make up these jabs. So if you want to be a guinea pig, that is your prerogative. But to require other people to take it no! It should be individual choice. Your last statement just isn’t true. The jab doesn’t protect you from getting it or preventing you from spreading it and this has been well documented. I personally know many people who took the jab and had contracted covid more than once. And these people are in the healthcare industry. I personally am not ready to give up my freedoms because of supposedly “follow the science theory” You sir are free to do whatever you want and so are the rest of the freedom loving people of America!
            In God we trust not man!

  • January 12, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Mayor Ogles is spot on. Vaccine mandates are unconstitutional as there are proven therapeutics that work, jabs are proven killers(clot shots) . Check out today’s Revolver News major jab reports . Jabs don’t prevent illness, spreading if jabbed and we’re supposed to be for the most vulnerable. Pharmafacists and government are killing us for profit and control.

    • January 13, 2022 at 1:32 am

      Revolver News = Fake News

      It’s far right brainwashing propaganda. Anyone that reads this and thinks it’s the truth needs to seriously get their head checked.

      Sure there are other treatment methods available, but the vaccine has proven to give anyone the best odds to battle the virus. Give it a rest. Hydroxychloroquine has been ineffective. Monoclonal antibodies are lab made proteins given by injection. Sounds a lot like a vaccine. I find it odd that people oppose the vaccine but are all about alternatives that are also pushed by pharmaceutical companies. Seems hypocritical, no?

      • January 13, 2022 at 3:24 pm

        Talk about being brainwashed. You really need to educate yourself. You need to find yourself a leftist website to chat with like minded views but I think you are just a troll. Did you know fauci owns stock in moderna and the pharmaceutical companies made our government sign a contact to use the jabs exclusively for covid. Banning doctors from using the proven alternatives that have been around for more than fifty years.
        Not a conspiracy theory just a fact. Like the saying “follow the money”. You really need to do a lot of research. Just look as each day passes that the true facts are coming out about covid deaths from the cdc it self and also the fda. Keep listening to the lefts talking points. Your first sentence speaks all about you. Come on , man!
        In God we trust not man nor government!

  • January 12, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    This is what it will take to stand up to this garbage or it will never end. Go MAYOR.

  • January 13, 2022 at 2:23 am

    God Bless this Mayor!! I hope & pray our county mayor, Allen Foster will take the same stand. At the very least, employers who require the vax as a condition of employment should be both criminally and financially liable for any subsequent adverse effects as a result of the vaccine. See how many want to comply under those circumstances!

  • January 13, 2022 at 11:33 am

    The “vaccines” D O N ‘ T work !!!!!

    They K I L L !!!!


  • January 13, 2022 at 11:37 am

    MILLIONS have 3-4 years to live after taking the shot.

    ONLY Jesus Saves ! Get READY…we are going HOME.

    1 Thessalonians 4:16–17 — The New King James Version (NKJV) 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.


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