The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a vaccine-or-testing requirement for large employers.
The court struck down the rule, declaring that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had exceeded its authority. (The court ruled that a separate mandate requiring health care workers at facilities receiving federal money to be vaccinated can be enforced.)
OSHA had issued the emergency measure requiring businesses with 100 or more employees ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated or undergo regular testing and wear a face covering at work in November. In late December, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati lifted an injunction that had blocked the mandate, which applied to more than 84 million workers. Within hours of the ruling in Cincinnati, at least three petitions were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.Chain Store Age