Judges grant temporary injunction against NY health care vaccine mandate for religious exemption

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
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New York's vaccine mandate faced another challenge in court Wednesday, with three nurses claiming their religious liberties were being infringed upon.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The lawyer representing the three nurses in court in Lower Manhattan just got a temporary restraining order for his clients, two nurses at Syosset Hospital and a third in Syracuse.

The injunction will temporarily block the state from enforcing its vaccination mandate on health care workers with a religious exemption.

The nurses say the order violates their religious rights.

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The three-judge panel set a hearing for Oct. 14, ostensibly putting enforcement on hold until then.

A separate judge had already issued a similar restraining order upstate until Oct. 12.

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