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Supreme Court Blocks OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination or Test ETS, Allows Separate Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers to Take Effect

January 18, 2022

The United States Supreme Court issued hotly anticipated decisions on two federal government vaccine requirements in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In a 6-3 decision, the Court blocked the Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) that required employees of larger employers (i.e., those with 100 or more employees) to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status or submit to weekly testing.  In a separate 5-4 decision, the Court permitted an interim rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) that requires COVID-19 vaccination for workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding.

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Adam R. Long

Abbegael Giunta

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