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“With the reopening of workplaces and the emergence of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the threat to workers is ongoing and overwhelming.”

The Biden administration in a court brief defending their vaccine/testing requirements for companies with 100 or more employees.

Published on

nov 9, 2021

  • 26 states have sued the federal government, alleging an overreach of authority.
  • While most of those states are led by Republican governors, a Democrat (from Kansas) has also joined, saying the policy is coming too late in the pandemic to validate.
  • States aren't the only ones suing - others include business organizations and religious groups.
  • The new policy requires companies with 100 or more employees to enforce COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing requirements, and require mask-wearing for those who are not vaccinated.
  • Why It Matters: The federal government often sets precedent for policy nationwide. The legal challenges to the requirement could end up in the Supreme Court.

Blocked for now, Biden's vaccine-or-test rule for workers faces uncertain future

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