Iowa’s Will Not Enforce Vaccine or Test Mandate, Regardless of Supreme Court Ruling

Iowa’s Labor Commissioner says the state won’t enforce the Biden Administration’s vaccine or test mandate for workplaces with 100 or more employees, regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the matter.

In a statement released Friday, Labor Commissioner Rod Roberts says, “Iowa has concluded that it is not necessary because Iowa’s existing standards are at least as effective as the federal standard change.”

The announcement from Governor Kim Reynolds’ Office, says Iowa employers are not required to comply with the vaccine or test mandate, which was set to take effect on January 10th nationwide, with enforcement beginning in February.

ON Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in lawsuits over the OSHA vaccine or test requirement and the separate COVID-19 vaccine mandate for most healthcare workers.  As of Sunday evening, the Court has not issued a ruling.