Impact of Court Rulings on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

AOPA is aware of and is closely following recent state and federal court rulings that will impact the ability of the Federal Government to implement COVID-19 vaccine requirements for large businesses (OSHA), healthcare workers (CMS), and federal contractors. All three Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) have been challenged in both state and federal court. To date, federal courts have issued temporary injunctions preventing full implementation of both the CMS and OSHA vaccine requirements and several state courts have issued injunctions preventing implementation of the federal contractor requirement.

AOPA will continue to follow developments as the courts hear these and other cases and will update AOPA members regularly.

AOPA remains in support of all measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all of its members and their patients, including COVID-19 vaccination.

Questions regarding the status of vaccination requirements for AOPA members may be directed to Joe McTernan at or Devon Bernard at