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Judge blocks vaccine mandate Utah filed lawsuit over

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Posted at 3:58 PM, Nov 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-30 21:24:36-05

A federal judge Tuesday blocked President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.

Utah, along with thirteen others states, sued the federal government over the mandate.

"In response to our lawsuit, a federal court has temporarily stopped the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers nationwide," Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said in a tweet. "This decision reaffirms that Biden’s mandate is unconstitutional and we will continue to fight to protect the rights of Georgia’s citizens."

District Court Judge Terry Doughtry ordered that the temporary injunction will be in place until further orders from his court or higher courts.

"It is important to preserve the status quo in this case," Doughtry wrote, according to The Daily Advertiser. "The liberty interests of the unvaccinated requires nothing less."

While the federal government cannot currently mandate vaccines for healthcare workers, private companies can apply their own mandate.

Tuesday evening, Utah Attorney General, Sean Reyes, released the following statement:

“We’re confident that this preliminary injunction is the first step in overturning the mandate once and for all. As I’ve stated before, we want to ensure that Utahns don’t lose access to healthcare, especially in rural areas. The White House is out of bounds with such an order, and we expect our other mandate actions will follow a similar path. We look forward to pursuing these cases.”