VACCINE MANDATE UPDATES

Last updated 9:42 AM EST on November 7, 2021.

November 6th, 2021

On November 6th the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered President Biden’s vaccine and testing requirements halted pending review citing “grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate.”

What happens next: The administration has until Monday, November 8th to respond.

November 4th, 2021

Attorney General Todd Rokita announces he is filing legal actions against President Joe Biden to stop unlawful vaccine mandates the administration is imposing on employers and employees across the country.

View the full statement here.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb directs the Indiana Department of Labor to work with the Attorney General on a lawsuit challenging the federal government regarding the OSHA ETS stating the rule is "an overreach of the government’s role in serving and protecting Hoosiers." 

On November 6th, 2021 the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its anticipated COVID-19 rules for businesses with 100 or more employees. Covered employers must develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, or require workers to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work.

Click here to view the press release.

Click here to view the full rules.


September 29th, 2021

On September 9th, 2021 the Biden administration called the Department of Labor to issue a rule that would obligate all employers with more than 100 workers to require vaccination or weekly testing for COVID-19. These employers would also be required to offer workers paid time off for vaccination and recovery from possible side effects. As part of his announcment, President Biden also stated that COVID-19 vaccines will be required for roughly all healthcare workers in facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding, and for federal contractors and most federal employees with no option to test out.

Click here to view the administration's statement.