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Biden Admin Pulls Business Vaccine Requirement; Judge Stays Decision Blocking NY Indoor Mask Mandate

HeadlineJan 26, 2022

Here in the U.S., nearly 3,000 COVID deaths were reported Tuesday, with seven-day averages for fatalities at their highest level since February of 2021.

On Tuesday, an appeals court judge temporarily stayed a ruling that struck down New York’s indoor mask mandate just one day earlier. Governor Kathy Hochul’s statewide mask mandate for all indoor public places will remain in effect as New York’s attorney general files a formal appeal of Monday’s decision.

The Biden administration is withdrawing its vaccine-or-testing mandate for large companies, following a Supreme Court decision earlier this month that blocked the requirement. Businesses will be subject to state and local laws on vaccinations, which vary widely across the country.

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