Joe Biden disappointed as Supreme Court blocks his vaccine mandate for businesses
At the same time, the nation's highest court allowed a vaccination mandate for health care workers at facilities receiving federal funding.
Joe Biden expressed his disappointment over the ruling that quashed his order to the large businesses with more than 100 employees to either vaccinate or test their employees for coronavirus.
"I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen to block common-sense life-saving requirements for employees at large businesses that were grounded squarely in both science and the law," Biden said in a statement.
After making public appeals to get vaccinated as soon as possible, Joe Biden in September announced that he was making vaccinations compulsory at large private companies.
Unvaccinated employees would have to present weekly negative tests and wear face masks at work.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency, gave businesses until 9 February to be in compliance with the rules or face the possibility of fines.
But, the Supreme Court has blocked his order.