Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks State’s Vaccine
Mandate for Health Care Workers
Published: September 14, 2021
at 02:30 p.m.
Utica, NY- U.S. District Court
Judge David N. Hurd, for the Northern District of New York in Utica, has issued
an order today that temporarily blocks New York state’s mandate
requiring COVID-19 vaccines for all health care workers by September
27. The order comes after a group of health care workers filed a lawsuit
with the court, arguing that the vaccine mandate violates their Constitutional
rights by disallowing religious exemptions.
New York state was
given a deadline of September 22nd by Judge Hurd to respond to the lawsuit.
This is a
developing story and we’ll update as more
information becomes available.