Supreme Court blocks Biden’s vaccine mandates for large businesses (includes video story)

Thursday, the Supreme Court blocked the administration’s vaccine mandates for large businesses. The rule would have required large private companies with 100 or more employees to have their employees fully vaccinated.

“Private employers can choose to have a vaccine mandate, they can choose to have a vaccine or test mandate, but what the Supreme Court said today is that the Federal Government cannot force them to do that,” shared Elie Honig, Attorney.

The Supreme Court did agree with the Biden administration to allow a nationwide vaccine mandate for certain healthcare workers to go into effect. However, President Biden replied in a statement that he’s “disappointed” in the ruling blocking the vaccination requirements for big employers. But the White House says it still plans to encourage private businesses to impose vaccine mandates.

“President Biden will be calling on and will continue to call on businesses to immediately join those who have stepped up,” shared White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

Zitlali Solache is a student in Florida International University, pursuing her Masters degree in Spanish-Language Broadcast Journalism. Zitlali Solache is Mexican American and has a passion for storytelling and news. She has interned for WPBT PBS, WSVN Channel 7 and STEP Univision. After graduation, Zitlali aspires to become a reporter/anchor in her hometown Miami, FL.