The U.S. administration has suspended the execution of its order on mandatory vaccination, as well as its alternative – weekly testing – for employees of private companies with a staff of less than a hundred people, CNBC, CNET, and other publications report.
Earlier, the decision to block the requirement for compulsory vaccination was made by the Federal Appeals Court of the Fifth Circuit of the United States in New Orleans, obliging the Office for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to suspend control over the execution of the White House decision.
The decision was made by a panel of three judges. Judge Kurt Engelhardt called President Joe Biden’s policy “fatally flawed,” saying it goes beyond the powers of the federal government and possibly violates the U.S. Constitution.
Recall that in early November, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, guided by the decision of the White House, obliged all companies with a staff of more than a hundred people to vaccinate employees by January 4, 2022, or oblige them to take a COVID-19 test weekly.
After that, a number of companies, as well as the authorities of several American states, challenged this decision in court, and now, they have reached a verdict in their favor.