Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
KPBS Midday Edition

OSHA vaccine mandate faces steep legal challenges

An employee of the Imperial County Public Health Department prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 18, 2020.
Imperial County
An employee of the Imperial County Public Health Department prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 18, 2020.

COVID-19 vaccine deadlines are fast approaching for San Diego city workers, students 16 and up at San Diego Unified schools, members of the military and many others.

Nationally, however, a major Biden administration vaccine mandate for employees at businesses with 100 employees or more is in limbo.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, issued rules for implementing vaccine mandates for employees at large businesses by early January.

But, as of late last week, a court has suspended those rules, until several legal challenges are heard.

Dan Eaton, an attorney and partner at the San Diego firm Seltzer, Caplan, McMahon and Vitek, joined Midday Edition on Tuesday with more on the ongoing legal proceedings.