OSHA Stops Implementation and Enforcement of Coronavirus ‘Vaccine’ Mandate for Companies with 100 or More Employees

by | Nov 17, 2021

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Here is some good news for many Americans being threatened with the loss of their jobs if they do not take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots: The United States government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on Wednesday that it has “suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement” of OSHA’s vaccine mandate applicable to employees at companies with 100 or more employees.

OSHA states the suspension is “pending future developments” in litigation in which a panel of three US Fifth Circuit Court judges on Friday unanimously ruled, as noted in the OSHA announcement, that OSHA must desist from implementing and enforcing the mandate “until further court order.”

Notably, US government mandates that employees of the US government and of US government contractors take the shots remain in effect.

Jacob Sullum provided in a Reason article on Sunday a very informative overview of the court decision in BST Holdings v. OSHA that prompted OSHA’s announcement. As Sullum noted in the introductory paragraph of his article, it appears that the Fifth Circuit judges are likely to make permanent their ruling against this OSHA vaccine mandate:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has extended its stay on the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers, which the unanimous three-judge panel called ‘fatally flawed’ and ‘staggeringly broad.’ The stay, which the court issued on Friday evening, says OSHA shall ‘take no steps to implement or enforce the Mandate until further court order.’ It is officially a preliminary pause ‘pending adequate judicial review of the petitioners’ underlying motions for a permanent injunction.’ But the court left little doubt that it would grant those motions, saying ‘petitioners’ challenges to the Mandate show a great likelihood of success on the merits.’

Read Sullum’s article here.

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  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.