The Supreme Court ruled by a 6-3 vote that OSHA does not have the authority to regulate vaccines and testing for employers. The decision reads in part: “The Solicitor General does not dispute that OSHA is limited to regulating ‘work-related dangers.’ She instead argues that the risk of contracting COVID-19 qualifies as such a danger. We cannot agree. Although COVID–19 is a risk that occurs in many workplaces, it is not an occupational hazard in most. COVID-19 can and does spread at home, in schools, during sporting events, and everywhere else that people gather.”

Then take into consideration our Supreme Courts’ own “COVID-19 Announcements,” which are written to prevent the spread of the disease to protect their workplace for themselves and staff.

Our Supreme Court is closed for the following reasons: “The following was issued out of concern for the health and safety of the public and Supreme Court employees, the Supreme Court Building will be closed to the public until further notice. The Building will remain open for official business.”

It is clear to me that as the court ruled OSHA does not have the authority to regulate employers’ workplaces as it relates to COVID, then the Supreme Court has no right to restrict access, as it is not a danger to them or the staff because they determined it is not a workplace hazard.

I ask you to call our senators and representatives demanding that they call for our Supreme Court to revoke all COVID rules concerning their workplace, as it is not a danger to employees per the own justices’ ruling.

By the way, our Supreme Court has over 100 employees.

 

Mike Grove

Belgrade Lakes


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