New lawsuit in Oregon seeks injunction against Covid-19 vaccine mandate

Gov. Kate Brown is shown in March as she rolled out new state restrictions related to Covid. (File photo/Jonathan House/Pamplin Media)

Gov. Kate Brown is facing yet another lawsuit seeking to end her Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

Lawyers for five corrections officers filed the case in Baker County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Four of the plaintiffs work at Powder River Correctional Facility, a minimum security 128-bed prison in Baker City, and the fifth, who lives in Idaho, works at Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario. It is the largest prison in Oregon.

The suit is the latest seeking an injunction or stay against the mandate, which stipulates that all health care staff, school employees and volunteers and workers in the executive branch be fully inoculated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical . . .