Florida challenges federal vaccination mandate for pre-K workers

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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody on Tuesday joined 23 other states in challenging a Biden administration rule that requires workers at Head Start preschool programs to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The states filed a 65-page lawsuit in the Western Federal District of Louisiana. He raises a series of legal arguments to challenge the rule published on November 30.

“The Head Start mandate applies to all preschool programs funded by the federal Head Start program, regulating hundreds of thousands of preschool employees, volunteers and students nationwide,” the lawsuit said. “This requires vaccinating staff, volunteers and other people in contact with Head Start students and wearing masks to everyone from the age of 2. It includes a few exceptions, is expected to cause tens of thousands of Head Start agency employees to lose their jobs, and will cause programs to close or reduce capacity, achieving the exact opposite result of its purported purpose. .

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The lawsuit is part of a series of challenges by Florida and other states to the Biden administration’s COVID-19 rules. Other challenges relate to vaccination requirements for healthcare workers, employees of federal contractors and businesses with 100 or more workers. Biden, in comments Tuesday on the fast-spreading omicron variant of the coronavirus, repeatedly stressed the need for Americans to get vaccinated.

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“All those people who haven’t been vaccinated, you have an obligation to yourselves, to your family and, quite frankly — I know I’ll be criticized for this — to your country,” Biden said, according to a transcript released by the White House. “Get vaccinated now. It’s free. It is convenient. I promise you, it saves lives. And I, honest to God, believe that’s your patriotic duty.


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