A federal judge is considering the merits of a lawsuit challenging a vaccine mandate for health care workers at state-licensed facilities in Rhode Island.
They say they should have access to medical and religious exemptions.
The judge heard arguments during a hearing that ended this afternoon with no immediate decision on a request for a temporary restraining order.
The workers face a Friday deadline to be vaccinated against coronavirus or risk losing their jobs.
There is no word on when the judge will actually decide the issue.
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