- The Supreme Court blocked a Biden administration vaccine-or-testing mandate for private businesses with over 100 employees.
- The court allowed a separate Biden administration vaccine mandate for healthcare workers at federally funded facilities to take effect.
- Biden announced the two mandates last fall.
The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a Biden administration vaccine-or-testing mandate for private companies with over 100 employees, but allowed another vaccine requirement for healthcare workers at federally funded facilities to take effect.
Republican officials and a coalition of businesses had legally challenged Biden's workplace mandate, which was announced last fall. It required private businesses to have their employees vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly.
The court's liberal justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagan dissented in the decision to block the workplace vaccine-or-testing mandate.
Four of the court's conservatives, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett, dissented from the decision to allow the healthcare worker mandate to take effect.
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