Appeals court upholds decision to temporarily block vaccine mandate for contractors in three states

An appeals court upheld a decision to temporarily block a vaccine mandate for federal contractors in three states in a ruling issued on Wednesday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit said in their ruling that they were denying a request by the government to stay an injunction on a vaccine mandate for federal contractors in three states - Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky - "because the government has established none of the showings required to obtain a stay."

The court said it had concluded that the federal contractor vaccine mandate had implications for business and future contacts with the government.