Another Court Blocks Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate – This Time Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While protests against lock downs and vaccine mandates rage on in Europe and Australia, the Biden administration has received yet another rebuke of a massive mandate for federal contractors – the third such setback in recent days.

 

Court orders have now led to the Biden administration suspending enforcement of the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandate, which covered over 84 million workers, and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services mandate, which covered over than 17 million workers.

 

December 7th, a federal court blocked the Biden administrations vaccine mandate for federal contractors. The decision came from U.S. District Judge R. Stan Baker in a 28-page decision agreeing to enter a preliminary injunction. The mandate was scheduled to take effect on January 4, 2022, unless it was blocked by the courts.

 

 

In their suit, the filing parties stated that – “The mandate, as the federal government has conceived, and thus far implemented, applies not only to contractor employees working on federal contracts, but also any employee that may have contact with someone working on a federal contract (even if that contact is nothing more than walking past them outside, in a parking lot). There are no exceptions for employees that work alone, outside, or even exclusively remotely.”

Companies without enough vaccinated employees would be forced to choose between firing those employees or losing government contracts.

 

As yet, the White House has not respond to requests for comment.

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