Bloomberg Law
Oct. 19, 2021, 9:36 AM

Courts Clash Over Religious Exemptions for Vaccine Mandates

Allie Reed
Allie Reed

Conflicting court rulings about Covid-19 vaccine mandates for health-care workers in Maine and New York could lead the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its stance on what freedom of religion means for employees.

The two states both tried to mandate the shot for health-care workers without giving them the option to bow out due to their religious beliefs. A federal judge in Maine allowed the state to move forward without offering employees an exemption, while a district judge in New York extended an order that temporarily blocked the state from enforcing the mandate for workers with religious exemptions.

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