The Supreme Court, by a 6-3 vote, has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its COVID vaccine requirements for large private companies.
However, similar regulations for healthcare workers at medical facilities that take Medicare or Medicaid payments have been allowed to go into effect.
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That mandate required that workers at businesses with 100 or more employees must get vaccinated or submit a negative Covid test weekly to enter the workplace. It also required unvaccinated workers to wear masks indoors at work.
“Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” the court wrote in an unsigned opinion.
“Requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category,” the court wrote.
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