Lawsuit Challenges NM COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a New Mexico nurse and an agricultural worker challenges the constitutionality of recent public health orders requiring people with certain jobs to get COVID-19 vaccinations and restricting admittance to the state fair.

The lawsuit filed last week in federal court asks a judge to block enforcement of an order requiring health workers, teachers and certain other workers to get vaccinated. The lawsuit also seeks to block a state mandate that requires anyone attending the New Mexico State Fair to be fully vaccinated.