Starbucks ‘Walks Back’ Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Following Supreme Court Ruling

As very many Americans are aware, one of the standouts of Biden’s presidency has been his attempts to implement nationwide COVID vaccination mandates. The 46th President did his best to make these illegal mandates the law of the land, despite promising during his 2020 election campaign that he wouldn’t mandate the shots.

Republicans didn’t take this lying down. Religious and business associations joined the GOP in suing Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate up to the Supreme Court.

Earlier this month, the court ultimately ruled against the big business vaccination mandate that would have been enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In making this ruling, the Supreme Court stated OSHA does not have the authority to make public health policy.

As a result of this decision, multiple businesses across the United States are walking back the COVID vaccine mandates they previously put in place for workers, as National Review covers.

After Biden’s announcement that big businesses must require their workers to either take the COVID vaccine or test the virus every week, Starbucks placed the requirement accordingly.

However, days after the Supreme Court struck down the president’s vaccine mandate, Starbucks announced it was scrapping the requirement for its workers.

In a statement, the coffee-making company explained a significant majority of their workforce is vaccinated. However, Starbucks did not publicize the exact percentage.

The company also noted that while getting the COVID vaccine is no longer a mandatory employment condition, workers who do get the immunization will be granted paid leave time.

Starbucks is not the only company to roll back COVID vaccine mandate policies since the verdict of the Supreme Court. General Electric and other large businesses no longer force their workers to be vaccinated.

Towards the end of last year, Joe Biden himself admitted that the vaccination mandates he was trying to impose on the nation were not popular measures.

However, in the weeks leading up to the Supreme Court revoking this mandate, Biden claimed he was putting these orders into effect to save lives rather than control lives.

If there’s one thing the past two years have shown everyone, it is the danger of the government coming in and professing that broad, sweeping measures are meant to help folks.

Throughout 2020 and 2021, shutting down businesses and confining people to their homes were branded as measures meant to save lives. Yet, in the end, all they did was take lives, ruin mental health, and lead to myriad problems that are ongoing to this very day.