Five days after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a stay of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a statement complying with the order.
This decision comes as yet another temporary breath of relief for thousands of American workers facing a stark decision – get vaxxed or get lost.
This past Friday, the Fifth Circuit reaffirmed its initial stay of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate which was issued via an emergency temporary standard (ETS) by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on November 5, 2021.
The mandate would require citizens who work at businesses with 100 plus employees to vaccinate against Covid-19 or undergo weekly tests (at their own expense) and wear masks. In an opinion, available on the 5th Circuit’s website, the Court found that the mandate was “staggeringly overbroad.”
This Saturday, the Fifth Circuit filed a temporary injunction suspending the federal vaccine mandate issued via an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Court cited “grave statutory and constitutional issues” as the reason for the stay.
This past September, President Joe Biden addressed the nation to express his frustration with citizens who choose to remain unvaccinated against Covid-19. In response to this perceived problem, the President announced that he would be unrolling a series of strict workplace mandates to encourage increased rates of vaccination.