Bloomberg Law
Nov. 8, 2021, 11:27 PMUpdated: Nov. 9, 2021, 12:18 AM

Order Halting Vaccine-or-Test Rule Is Premature, U.S. Says (1)

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

The Biden administration asked a federal appeals court to lift the temporary order blocking its regulation requiring large employers to mandate that their workers get Covid-19 vaccinations or submit to regular testing, arguing that there’s no emergency that requires the rule to be immediately suspended.

The companies that won an emergency stay from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit claim no major prospect of harm from the rule until early December, or about a month before the standard’s Jan 4. compliance date, the administration said in a brief Monday.

“Accordingly, there is no need to address petitioners’ ...

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