Administration Asks Court to Reinstate Vaccine Rules

DOJ cites growing cases of COVID-19 as a concern as workers return to offices.

On Tuesday, President Biden’s administration through the Department of Justice filed an emergency court motion with the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that seeks the immediate reinstatement of its rules requiring many employers to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19. They said the threat to workers is ”ongoing and overwhelming” as offices open and the Delta variant continues to spread. Implementation and enforcement of the administration’s vaccination and testing policy were halted in response to an order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

“Delaying the Standard would likely cost many lives per day, in addition to large numbers of hospitalizations, and other serious health effects, and tremendous expenses. That is a confluence of harms of the highest order,” the motion read. Federal attorneys asked the court to at least permit the masking and testing requirements for unvaccinated workers to remain in effect as a stop-gap measure as the litigation plays out. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president’s administration to have wisdom on how to address the rise in COVID-19 infections. 
  • That the president would seek the Lord’s guidance on how best to improve public health. 
  • For discernment for the federal judges who are hearing arguments in cases regarding liberties and rights.

Sources: The Hill, Wall Street Journal, CNBC 


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