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Health Care Vaccine Mandate Remains as Some Push for an End

One year after it began being enforced nationwide on Feb. 20, 2022, the vaccination requirement affecting an estimated 10 million health care workers is the last remaining major mandate from President Joe Biden's sweeping attempt to boost national vaccination rates. read more >
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Biden Administration Officially Withdraws Workplace Vaccine Rule

OSHA said it still strongly encourages workers to get vaccinated. read more >
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Supreme Court Blocks Workplace Vaccine Mandate, Allows Mandate in Health Care

At the same time, the court is allowing a vaccine mandate for most health care workers in the U.S. read more >
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Hutchinson: Arkansas Employers Should Wait for SCOTUS Decision on Worker Vaccine Mandate

The rule took effect Monday but the governor said businesses should not comply. read more >
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Judge Blocks COVID Vaccine Mandate for Head Start Program

Arkansas is among 24 states suing the federal government over the requirement. read more >
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What Covered Employers Can Expect from Federal Vaccination Standards (In the Workplace 2022)

The flurry of legal challenges, and subsequent temporary injunctions, has left many employers wondering what to do. read more >
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Senate Passes Stopgap Funding Bill, Avoiding Shutdown

The measure extends spending to Feb. 18 and includes $7 billion to support Afghanistan evacuees. read more >
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Arkansas Panel Delays Vote on Agencies’ Vaccine Requirements

The agencies say they need to follow a federal vaccine mandate to protect millions of dollars in funding, even though the mandate conflicts with state law. read more >
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A Mandate for Higher Inflation (Rick Crawford Commentary)

The Arkansas congressman weighs in on President Biden's workplace vaccine mandate and its possible effect on the economy. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Appeals Court Stays Vaccine Mandate for Larger Businesses

The Biden administration says it's confident that the requirement will withstand legal challenges. read more >
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces on Nov. 4, 2021 that that the state will file a legal challenge to President Joe Biden's workplace vaccine mandate. 
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Arkansas Suing Over Biden Vaccine Mandate; Governor Says it Threatens Jobs

The Republican governor said the mandate will “create hardship on people, business and our efforts to get people back to work." read more >
Vaccinations are prepared at UAMS to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Biden Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect Jan. 4; Employers Face $14K Fine For Each Violation

The rules requiring to workers to get vaccinated or be regularly tested affect about 84 million people at medium and large businesses. read more >
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces that he won't sign a bill requiring businesses with vaccine mandates to provide an exemption process for workers. The Republican governor allowed the measure to become law without his signature. 
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Governor Allows Vaccine Mandate Exemption Bill to Pass

The Republican governor expressed concerns about the measure's impact on businesses but did not veto it. read more >
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Arkansas House Rejects Ban on Employee Vaccine Disclosures

Opponents say the proposal would force businesses to choose between exposing themselves to lawsuits by workers or face federal fines. read more >
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Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Opt-Out for COVID Vaccine Mandates

Gov. Asa Hutchinson opposes the bill but has not said whether he'll veto it. read more >
COVID-19 vaccination cards issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
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Arkansas Senate Advances Bill Requiring Vaccine Exemption Process for Workers

The proposal is in response to President Biden's workplace mandate. read more >
A United Airlines plane takes off at San Francisco International Airport.
Tourism / Transportation

Nearly Half of United Airlines Workers Who Faced Firing Got Vaccinated

The airline has the toughest vaccine policy in the the industry, and they say it's working. read more >
A doctor walks down a hospital hallway. Hospitals and nursing homes across the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as deadlines arrive for employee vaccination against COVID-19.
Health Care

Hospitals Fear Staffing Shortages as Vaccine Deadlines Loom

Turnover during the pandemic is already high. Now some health workers may quit or let themselves be fired instead of getting the vaccine. read more >