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Judge Halts Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

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A federal judge in Georgia today temporarily halted the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors across the country.  The action puts a hold on a Sept. 9 Executive Order requiring federal contractors and their subcontractors to comply with workplace safety guidelines developed by a federal task force that ultimately mandated that their employees be fully vaccinated by Jan. 18, 2022.

Today’s action follows two other recent developments pausing proposed federal vaccination requirements that could have impacted the HME community and other healthcare providers.  On Nov. 30, a federal judge in Louisiana blocked implementation of a CMS Interim Final Rule mandating that certain healthcare facilities become fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022, and on Nov. 19, OSHA suspended further implementation of their Emergency Testing Standard laying out vaccination and testing requirements for employers with 100 or more employees.

AAHomecare will continue to monitor the status of these proposals.

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