Judge temporarily blocks Western Michigan's vaccine mandate for student-athletes

Aug 31, 2021

A federal judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order barring Western Michigan University from mandating COVID-19 vaccination among its athletes.

But U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney denied a request for a temporary restraining order from a Michigan State University employee who is suing the university over its vaccine mandate on the argument that she has immunity.

Maloney's 14-day pause on Western's vaccine mandate for athletes comes after four student athletes sued the university Monday on the grounds that the requirement violated their religious beliefs.

Source: Beth LeBlanc for Detroit News