(Washington D.C.) The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Biden Administration from mandating its sweeping vaccine or test requirements for large private companies.
The ruling comes three days after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency measure took effect.
That mandate required workers at businesses with 100 or more employees to get vaccinated or provide a negative test every week to come to work.
Unvaccinated workers are also not required to wear masks at work.
The court says, “Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly”.
The judgement is a win for Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt who says Missouri was the first state to file suit to halt the OSHA mandate.
But it’s also a loss for the Missouri A.G.
A separate ruling will allow the Biden Administration to proceed with a vaccine mandate for most health care workers.
This affects any organization that receives Medicare or Medicaid funds.