A federal appeals court judge Friday night temporarily blocked the vaccine mandate for New York City school employees.
A judge for the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday evening granted a temporary injunction and referred the case to a three-judge panel for an “expedited review,” the Associated Press reported.
On Monday, the three-judge panel of the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued an order blocking the mandate ordered from the single appeals judge.
Lawyers representing teachers and other school employees said they will immediately petition the US Supreme Court to intervene.
The lawyers argued de Blasio’s order will “leave teachers and paraprofessionals without the resources to pay rent, utilities, and other essentials. The harm is imminent.”
“Imminent and irreparable harm exists,” the lawyers wrote, according to CNBC.
The nation’s largest school district can immediately impose a vaccine mandate on its teachers and other workers, after all, a federal appeals panel decided Monday,