New York state must temporarily allow exemptions from a mandate on Covid-19 vaccinations for health care workers with religious objections, a federal appeals court ruled, amid a spate of U.S. legal battles over vaccine and mask requirements.
The ruling, in a case filed by three workers who sued to block thestate’s vaccine mandate outright, comes amid a national debate over mandates put in place to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
President Joe Biden has ordered federal workers and contractors to bevaccinated and called for companies with more than 100 employees to require vaccines or weekly tests. Several legal challenges have been mounted against the mandates.
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