The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked an emergency federal rule requiring large private employers, as well as school districts and other public employers in more than half the states, to implement either a COVID-19 vaccine mandate or testing and masking rules. The emergency rule by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which was to begin taking effect this week, would have applied in the 26 states and two territories that have state-level workplace safety plans approved by federal agency.
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Source: Education Week, January 13, 2022. (Subscription may be required.)