OSHA Halts Enforcement of Biden Vaccine Mandate, Pending Litigation
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will not enforce the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, at least until the mandate’s legal status is resolved.
The announcement came on Wednesday. OSHA’s website now stipulates that while the agency “remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the [COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard] pending future developments in the litigation.”
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit halted Biden’s vaccine mandate, which applies to all private businesses that employ at least 100 people, last week. A three-judge panel described the mandate as “fatally flawed” and “staggeringly broad.” Reason Senior Editor Jacob Sullum dove into the legal arguments against the m
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