AG Yost’s Statement on OSHA’s Decision to Withdraw Vaccine Mandate


(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — January 25, 2022 –  Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement on today’s decision by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to withdraw its emergency vaccine mandate order for businesses with 100 or more employees that was issued on Nov. 5, 2021. 

“Our case was about the limits of power, not about the vaccine. Today, the President of the United States bowed to the rule of law, even if it was forced upon him. It will not be the last time.”

Yost led a coalition of 27 attorneys general in seeking an immediate stay of the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate issued by OSHA. The decision to withdraw by OSHA follows a decision earlier this month by the United States Supreme Court to uphold Yost’s request for a stay of the vaccine mandate.