On Jan. 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion on the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health care workers that was implemented by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The mandate requires that to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding, participating facilities must ensure that their staff, unless exempt for medical or religious reasons, are vaccinated. Two District Court enjoined the enforcement of the mandate and the Biden administration moved the Court to dissolve the injunctions. After hearing oral arguments on January 7, 2022, the Court agreed with the Government and lifted the stay permitting the mandate to go into effect.

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