Getting A Religious Exemption To A Vaccine Mandate May Not Be Easy. Here’s Why

Posted by on September 28, 2021 1:00 pm
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The waiting area of a pop-up vaccination site at St. John The Divine Cathedral sits empty as the rush for vaccinations winds down on June 27, 2021 in New York City. The demand for vaccinations has declined just as the Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus begins to take hold in the United States.

With COVID-19 vaccine mandates taking effect around the country, requests for religious exemptions are on the rise. Under federal law, employers have a lot of discretion in granting the requests.

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