Posted 10 days ago
Despite the Supreme Court stopping the vaccine mandate for large businesses dead in its tracks, a "disappointed" President Joe Biden is continuing to urge companies to "institute vaccination requirements."
By a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court halted Biden's sweeping vaccine mandate that required businesses with 100 employees or more to require workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or supply a negative COVID-19 test weekly and wear a face mask indoors at their places of employment. Biden announced the vaccine mandate in September, and it went into effect on Monday. The mandate was to be enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Shortly after the highest court in the land put a kibosh on the vaccine mandate on Thursday, Biden reacted to the reversal of his order.
"I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen to block common-sense life-saving requirements for employees at large businesses that were grounded squarely in both science and the law," Biden said in a statement. "This emergency standard allowed employers to require vaccinations or to permit workers to refuse to be vaccinated, so long as they were tested once a week and wore a mask at work: a very modest burden."
"As a result of the Court’s decision, it is now up to States and individual employers to determine whether to make their workplaces as safe as possible for employees, and whether their businesses will be safe for consumers during this pandemic by requiring employees to take the simple and effective step of g... (Read more)