U.S. federal appeals court issues stay on Biden's vaccine rule for U.S. companies

by Reuters
Saturday, 6 November 2021 17:56 GMT

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court issued a stay Saturday freezing the Biden administration's efforts to require workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly, citing "grave statutory and constitutional" issues with the rule.

The ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit comes after numerous Republican-led states filed legal challenges against the new rule, which is set to take effect on Jan 4. (Reporting by Mike Scarcella, writing by Pete Schroeder)

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