Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against NY COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

Judge agrees NY vaccine mandate for health workers violates federal protections for religious beliefs.

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A federal judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of 17 New York state healthcare workers who object to religious reasons to getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

The judge said defendants, state officials, failed to adequately explain why workers were denied from religious exemptions to a vaccine mandate imposed in August.

“There is no adequate explanation from defendants about why the ‘reasonable accommodation’ that must be extended to a medically exempt health care worker under 2.61 could not similarly be extended to a healthcare worker with a sincere religious objection,” U.S. District Judge David Hurd, a Clinton nominee, wrote in a 27-page ruling. granting a preliminary injunction and allowing the workers to proceed under pseudonyms.

Plaintiffs argued the Aug. 26 mandate issued by the state, or§ 2.61, violated their constitutional rights because it essentially forbids employers from taking into account…

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