Published On: Sun, Sep 26th, 2021

Federal Judge Blocks New York City’s School COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

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New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for teachers and other Department of Education staffers is on pause after a federal judge late on Sept. 24 granted a request to temporarily block it. Plaintiffs, a group of teachers, asked for a temporary injunction, pending review by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. U.S. Appeals Court Judge Joseph Bianco, a George W. Bush nominee, granted the request in a one-page order. The panel will now decide whether to impose an injunction pending appeal or allow the mandate to take effect. Rachel Maniscalco and three other New York City Department of Education workers sued over the mandate, which was supposed to start on Sept. 27. They said the order, which requires all workers to show proof that they’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, is government overreach, violating the U.S. Constitution’s Due Process …

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