About 4 million federal workers, from FBI agents to Bureau of Prisons guards to U.S. Food and Drug Administration workers, are to be vaccinated by Nov. 22 under the president’s executive order aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
A federal appeals court has temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers.
The proposed law would prevent employers from requiring workers to have coronavirus vaccines.
Alabama state officials have argued in a lawsuit challenging the federal vaccine requirements that many university and state agency employees would leave their jobs if required to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that she has joined a lawsuit to fight federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
In a statement, the university says that it does not hold federal government contracts that would have forced it to require the vaccine under orders from the Biden administration.
Gov. Kay Ivey has issued an executive order to fight what she calls the overreaching COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the federal government.
The University of Alabama System and Auburn University have announced that all employees on their campuses must be vaccinated by December 8 to follow new federal government requirements.
“Once again, President Biden has missed the mark,” Ivey said in a statement.
President Joe Biden has announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.