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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 >
A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. 
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US Expands Pfizer COVID Boosters, Opens Extra Dose to Age 16

It's not yet clear if or when teens younger than 16 might need a third Pfizer dose. 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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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 >
Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Jose Romero discusses the state's expanded booster shot eligibility during a news conference on Nov. 15, 2021. 
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Arkansas Expands Booster Eligibility to Age 18 and Older

California, Colorado and New Mexico have also expanded eligibility for the booster. read more >
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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 >
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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Southwest Cancels Hundreds More Flights; Passengers Stranded

The widespread disruptions began shortly after the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association asked a federal court to block the airline's order that all employees get vaccinated. 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 >
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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 >
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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.
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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 >
Nashville, Tennessee / USA - October 22, 2020: US Election, Donald Trump, Joe Biden Presidential Debate on the Curb Event Center at Belmont University with Kristen Welker of NBC moderator
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Biden, CEOs, Business Leaders Meet on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

The president noted that Fox News, many of whose hosts have sharply criticized his policy, has required its employees to report their vaccination status and is moving to require testing for unvaccinated staffers. read more >
Joe Biden discusses foreign policy during a presidential campaign speech in New York on Jan. 7, 2020. The president on Sept. 9, 2021 announced sweeping new COVID-19 vaccine requirements, including a mandate for employers with more 100 workers that requires them to be vaccinated or test weekly for the virus.
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Biden Announces Mandate Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations Or Weekly Testing At Large Businesses

About 80 million Americans will be affected by the rule, and employers can be fined for violations. read more >