A federal judge in the Southern District of New York denied a motion from New York City public school employees against COVID-19 mandates on the basis of religious exemption.
District Judge Valerie Caproni ruled against the motion that sought to stop the vaccine mandate for school employees because it does not allow religious exemption option.
Caproni wrote the plantiffs “have not shown irreparable harm or a likelihood of success on the merits, their motion for a preliminary injunction is denied.”
New York City Continues Vaccine Extremes
In addition to the court ruling in favor of vaccine mandates for school employees despite not allowing a religious exemption, the city has continued to add new mandates.
Mayor de Blasio recently announced the most extreme mandates in the nation, including that children five years old and above will need proof of vaccination to enter restaurants.
Now children as early as kindergarten will need papers to enter McDonalds, an extreme most people thought would never happen in America.
🔥 @NBSaphierMD absolutely *goes off* on Bill De Blasio over his COVID vaccine mandate for children in NYC. She — a medical doctor — offers to debate him “any time, any place” on the science, adding, “he doesn’t care about my children.” https://t.co/LKkrXV0Oaz pic.twitter.com/CqFm7gO1mY
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) December 15, 2021
New Yorkers have not taken well to the new mandate regulations. A group of protesters even gathered outside of de Blasio’s home after the recent announcement.
New Yorkers are protesting outside of NYC mayor Bill De Blasio’s house after he announced a citywide vaccine mandate for children and employees of private businesses.
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) December 8, 2021
At the other extreme, Gov. Kathy Hochul added a statewide indoor mask mandate following the city’s expansion, blaming de Blasio for the change.
Kathy Hochul blames de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for NYC mask orderhttps://t.co/3nXiCljr88
— Mike (@IDontrustBiden) December 14, 2021
The city has not taken well to the new moves, with many looking forward to a new mayor beginning new year, hoping Eric Adams will do something to change the situation.