#childsafety | Biden vaccine mandate will apply to Indiana government workers


Attorney General Todd Rokita confirmed Thursday that President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate will apply to Indiana state and local government employees, including teachers, unless lawsuits against it prove successful.

Biden announced in September that he would be requiring vaccination mandates for employers with more than 100 employees. On Thursday his administration released details on the requirement.

The mandate will apply to state and local governments in Indiana too, because Indiana has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. States with their own plans must adopt requirements that are at least as effective as federal OSHA requirements. 

Workers will have until Jan. 4, 2022, to get vaccinated or face weekly testing. That gives states such as Indiana time to pursue legal action in the courts in an attempt to overturn or suspend the mandates temporarily. 





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