Senator John Hoeven calling on Biden Administration to end Covid-19 mandates

(Fargo, ND) -- Senator John Hoeven says he's taking action when it comes to Covid-19 mandates.

"I spoke with HHS Secretary Becerra and emphasized the need to end the Covid mandates," said Hoeven.

While the Biden Administration has announced plans to end the public health emergency in May, Hoeven says the federal government must also end the mandates he describes as "overreaching". 

"For example in rural healthcare these vaccine mandates, the mask mandates are a problem not only in terms of hiring people but also for families that want to visit their loved ones," said Hoeven. 

Hoeven says burdening healthcare providers, especially those in rural areas, is not necessary and not feasible.