The court's conservative majority concluded the Biden administration overstepped its authority by seeking to impose a vaccine-or-test rule on businesses with at least 100 employees.
The Health Department is pushing more residents to get vaccinated and taking steps to support hospitals hit by severe staffing shortages and a growing tide of COVID-19 patients.
Patrons and employees will have to start showing their vaccination cards on Jan. 3 to enter establishments where people eat together indoors, including movie theaters and cafes or bars inside larger establishments like stores or hotels.
The data correction comes as infections, hospitalizations, and intensive-care unit cases are rising in Pennsylvania and many other states.
The Wolf administration is offering five days of "verification leave" to state employees who get vaccinated against COVID-19. GOP lawmakers called the decision fiscally irresponsible.
Only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were in fully vaccinated people.
Deaths could again increase in the fall in communities that aren't vaccinated.
“Stay there, and ask for an explanation,” Graciela Araujo said. “People have to speak up and fight for their rights because we do have rights here. The vaccine is available for everyone—for everyone.”
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