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N.Y. Vaccine Rule Violates Religious Liberty, Workers Tell Court

Oct. 27, 2021, 9:01 PM

Two groups of New York health care workers asked an appeals panel to block a requirement that they receive Covid-19 vaccinations, claiming their religious beliefs bar them from getting the shots.

A ruling will likely determine whether the state can keep unvaccinated workers from their jobs in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care settings as it tries to control coronavirus infections. The federal appeals court in Manhattan heard arguments in two appeals on Wednesday. The mandate is on hold at least until the court rules.

“This rule is running headlong into Title VII,” Christopher A. Ferrara, who represents doctors, ...

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