Supreme Court Blocks OSHA COVID-19 Mandates

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from enforcing COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements it had imposed on large employers (those having more than 100 employees). The Court ruled that OSHA likely did not have the legal authority to impose these mandates.

This decision does not directly address whether individual states could impose their own COVID-19 mandates. Under the U.S. Constitution, states have broad authority to protect the health and safety of their citizens.