Governor Burgum talks legal challenges to vaccine mandates; says NDSU should "pause" employee requirement

Image by: Office of Governor Doug Burgum
Image by: Office of Governor Doug Burgum

(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is talking about what he calls "federal overreach" when it comes to the Biden Administration attempting to enforce federal vaccine mandates. He spoke about legal challenge's to the mandates while appearing on "What's on Your Mind" with Flag Family Radio's Scott Hennen. 

"Then on December 7th coming up is the one on federal contractors.  That one has got the most, or the least I should say, the least likelihood.  If OSHA can't do it for large employers and CMS can't do it for nursing homes, I don't know how in the world they are going to get a judge to agree that they can somehow do it for federal contractors.  So I think all three of these attempts at federal vax mandates are going to do down and North Dakota was on the front of the line and the tip of the spear helping to fight these things," said Burgum.  

An appeals court has temporarily blocked the OSHA directive ordering companies with more than one hundred employees to vaccinate their workers. On Monday, a federal judge also blocked the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in 10 states, including North Dakota.   Regarding NDSU requiring the shot for their employees, Burgum said he would "give it pause" because of his belief the vaccine requirement targeting federal contractors will be suspended by a judge next Tuesday. 

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