COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina)- South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a federal judge blocked the federal government from requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID 19.
Federal Judge Terry A. Doughty in the U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana (Monroe) released his decision on Tuesday. This decision prevents the government from forcing healthcare workers to get vaccinated. However, hospitals and private employers can still require vaccinations on their own.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster released a statement on the ruling via Twitter on Tuesday night.
Another Biden vaccine mandate has been stopped in its tracks by the court. The rule of law must prevail. We will continue this fight until no South Carolinian has to choose between the vaccine and their job.— Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) November 30, 2021
South Carolina was one of the 14 states who filed a lawsuit to stop the mandate. We covered this lawsuit shortly after it was announced earlier this month.