Court removes injunction allowing healthcare workers religious exemptions to vaccine mandate

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Federal Appellate Court Friday removed the temporary injunction that had allowed health care workers to seek religious exemptions to New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

The mandate went into effect on Sept. 27, but a preliminary injunction kept healthcare workers who claimed a religious exemption from having to get it. A Utica judge upheld the injunction on Oct. 12.

The state appealed the decision on Oct. 15.

Hundreds of unvaccinated healthcare workers in the Rochester area are working with a religious exemption.

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