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OSHA pulls workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandate

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Following a Supreme Court ruling, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has pulled its COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses. The requirement would have impacted about 80 million people.

After evaluating the Court’s decision, OSHA is withdrawing the Vaccination and Testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard,” OSHA wrote in the memo. 

“OSHA strongly encourages vaccination of workers against the continuing dangers posed by COVID-19 in the workplace,” the agency wrote in a news release accompanying the decision.

TAKE SOT- JOE BIDEN “<< I’m announcing that the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees…to ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated”>>

[Annie Andersen]

UH UH NOT SO FAST.

THAT  EMERGENCY VACCINE OR TESTING MANDATE FOR LARGE BUSINESSES…

After Months of uncertainty and prep- IT’S GONE AS OF THIS MORNING.

IN A MEMO JUST POSTED WEDNESDAY… OSHA ANNOUNCED IT’S PULLING THE PLUG ON THE MANDATE, 

WHICH WOULD HAVE IMPACTED ABOUT 80 MILLION PEOPLE. 

THE MOVE COMES AFTER THE SUPREME COURT ISSUED A TEMPORARY RULING… SAYING ANY SUCH MANDATE NEEDED TO COME FROM CONGRESS

… OSHA SAYING, “After evaluating the Court’s decision, OSHA IS withdrawing the Vaccination and Testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard.”

HOWEVER.. BECAUSE THE RULING WAS ON OSHA MAKING THE REQUIREMENT RATHER THAN THE MANDATE ITSELF… 

OSHA SAYS ITS STILL THINKING ABOUT MOVING FORWARD WITH A TRADITIONAL METHOD VACCINE POLICY.. RATHER THAN AN EMERGENCY ORDER. 

THE DIFFERENCE…A MUCH LONGER PROCESS, INCLUDING RESEARCH, A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND A RISK ASSESSMENT.  

BUT EVEN IF OSHA GOES THAT ROUTE IT’S STILL EXPECTED TO FACE LEGAL CHALLENGES.

TAKE SOT- Jenna Ellis

<<”This is just utterly stupid that they’re trying to give a life where the Supreme Court has clearly said no, and so even though they may be leaving this in place for the notice and comment, the court effectively struck that down and said that the plaintiffs in this case were likely to prevail on the merits.”>>

Annie Andersen AS FOR NOW.. STATES AND CITIES CAN STILL IMPOSE RESTRICTIONS… AS CAN BUSINESSES… BUT A NATIONWIDE MANDATE IS DEAD. 

STRAIGHT FROM DC, I’M AA

 

Following a Supreme Court ruling, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has pulled its COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses. The requirement would have impacted about 80 million people.

After evaluating the Court’s decision, OSHA is withdrawing the Vaccination and Testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard,” OSHA wrote in the memo. 

“OSHA strongly encourages vaccination of workers against the continuing dangers posed by COVID-19 in the workplace,” the agency wrote in a news release accompanying the decision.

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