Wednesday, September 15, 2021

TRO Issued Barring Denial of Religious Exemptions To Health Care Workers' Vaccine Mandate

 In Dr. A v. Hochul, (ND NY, Sept. 14, 2021), a New York federal district court issued a temporary restraining order barring the New York Department of Health from enforcing any requirement that employers deny religious exemptions from the Department's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. At issue is the Department's recent vaccine mandate for health care workers employed at hospitals and nursing homes. The TRO was issued one day after the suit was filed. The state has until Sept. 22 to file its objections and the court set a hearing for September 28 at which time the state will be able to present its arguments against turning the TRO into a preliminary injunction. Hudson Valley360 reports on the decision. (See prior related posting.)