b'NEWSWIREVax-or-test Emergency Rule for Large Employers Blocked by Supreme CourtB reaking news: on Jan. 25, 2022, the theOccupationalSafetyandHealthAd-ministration(OSHA)announcedit was withdrawing the proposed emergency vacci-nate-or-test rule. On Jan. 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the effectiveness of the emergency rule issued by OSHA that seeks to require an em-ployer with 100 or more workers to ensure that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or show that they are not infected by means of a weekly test. The justices voted 6-3 to block immediate implementation of the rule.The decision did not deal with the actual mer-its of the proposed rule. The narrow question before the Justices was whether to allow the emergency rule to go into effect while a low-er federal court considers whether or not the actual rule is permitted by law.However, the majority opinion signaled to one and all that shouldthecaseeverreturntotheU.S.Su-preme Court, the rule will almost certainly be struck down.A copy of the Supreme Court ruling can be found here.For now, any PVA member with 100 employ-ees or more need not concern itself about a fed-eral vaccinate-or-test mandate from the federal government. However, the Supreme Courts ruling had nothing to say as to whether a pri-vate employer can impose its own vaccination requirement to fight against COVID-19.41 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022'