Judge Blocks New York State’s Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

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Judge Blocks New York State’s Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

• A federal judge temporarily blocked New York state from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated, after 17 healthcare workers sued, saying not allowing religious exemptions to the mandate violated their Constitutional rights. Judge David Hurd in Utica issued the order, giving the state until Sept. 22 to respond to the lawsuit, the Associated Press reported. If the state opposes the plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary court order blocking the vaccine mandate, an oral hearing will take place on Sept. 28.