A pair of court rulings have temporarily blocked President Biden’s health worker vaccine mandate from going into effect. The pair of rulings come after a federal judge ruled Monday to block the order in 10 states.
The Hill reports:
One ruling, issued by a Louisiana-based federal judge, effectively blocked a vaccine mandate for health workers across the country at hospitals that receive federal funding.
A second ruling, by a Kentucky-based federal judge, paused the administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
The rulings against the health worker mandate both cited concerns that the policy could lead to staffing shortages given the number of vaccine-opposed workers affected.
The other Tuesday ruling — which concerned the federal contractor mandate — was narrower in scope, blocking the policy only as it applies to the three states that were plaintiffs in the case: Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee.
The Monday Missouri court ruling also cited workers concerns the mandate would inevitably lead to staffing shortages in the healthcare industry.