Supreme Court rules OHSA’s vaccine mandate will not take effect

January 13, 2022

The Supreme Court voted 6-3 Thursday that it will not allow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to be enforced. Supreme Court Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagen dissented in the Jan. 13 opinion.

The ETS required workers at companies with 100 or more employees to either be fully vaccinated or tested for COVID at least weekly.