OSHA has suspended the enforcement of the Biden regime’s coronavirus vaccine mandates for private businesses.
The announcement was released after the US appeals court rejected the challenge by the Biden admin on November 12 and reaffirmed its decision to put on hold OSHA’s mandate, asking the businesses with 100 employees to mandate the vaccine, and it will be enforced on January 4, 2022. If not for the vaccines, the unvaccinated employees must be tested weekly and constantly wear masks.
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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans stated that the mandates are staggeringly overbroad and ordered it to “take no steps to implement or enforce the Mandate until further court order.”
Previously, the court issued a halt to the mandate on November 6, pending litigation.
“The court ordered that OSHA ‘take no steps to implement or enforce’ the ETS ‘until further court order.’ While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation,” the Labor Department affirmed in a statement in recognition of the court’s ruling.
Twenty-seven US states and private employees have sued the Biden administration, saying it exceeds its authority in issuing mandates.
In the 4 Circuit Court’s reaffirmation on November 12, it stated that the Biden admin’s vaccine mandate raised severe constitutional concerns and “likely exceeds the federal government’s authority.”
The Epoch Times asked the Biden admin for comment.
But, the WH officials moved on calling on employers to adhere to the vaccine mandate for private businesses after the initial November 6 ruling.
“We think people should not wait,” White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on November 8.
“We say: do not wait to take actions that will keep your workplace safe,” Jean-Pierre said. “It is important and critical to do, and waiting to get more people vaccinated will lead to more outbreaks and sickness.”
“They should continue to go—move forward and make sure that they’re getting their workplace vaccinated,” she said.