A judge on Wednesday overturned an order effective this week requiring California prison staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Karen County Judge Bernard Berman has issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the enforcement of the vaccination mandate for guards and peace officers representing a powerful union, while the court weighs in on the initial restraining order application. Sacramento bee Is informed.
The public health mandate, effective Friday, will still apply to other employees working in prisons with health facilities.
The goal is to stop the spread of another corona virus, which killed 28 inmates and a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison last year.
In total, the virus has killed 240 inmates and 39 prison staff since the onset of the epidemic.
However, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association opposes the mandate of its members. The group wields considerable influence over the state’s Democratic Party-controlled political structure. It provided حکومت 1.75 million to the government. Gavin Newsomes. Successful fight against memory
Newsroom has one. Reputation as the strongest supporter of the vaccine mandate. Among the state governors, its administration had ordered all state employees, including those in prisons, to be vaccinated or to undergo regular COVID-19 tests.
Even when the newsroom was opposed last month. A federal judge Ordered That all employees entering California prisons be vaccinated or given religious or medical exemptions. U.S. District Judge John Tiger’s decision eliminates the option for prison staff to avoid vaccinations and instead have to undergo repeated Covid 19 tests.
Newsom filed a notice Tuesday stating that the state intends to appeal the decision, leaving it in limbo.