Federal appeals court reaffirms hold on President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The court ruled that OSHA cannot take steps to enforce the mandate until a further decision is made.
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (WPVI) -- A federal appeals court Friday blocked a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for companies.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state of Utah and issued a stay on enforcement of President Joe Biden's vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 employees or more.

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The state of Utah was joined in the lawsuit by South Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas.

The court also ruled that OSHA cannot take steps to enforce the mandate until a further decision is made.

The White House had set a January 4 deadline for workers to be vaccinated or face weekly testings and a mask requirement.

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