The Supreme Court announced last night that it would hold a special hearing On January 7 to assess the legality of two initiatives at the heart of the Biden administration’s efforts to address the coronavirus in the workplace. The court said it would move with exceptional speed on the two measures, a vaccine-or-testing mandate aimed at large employers and a vaccination requirement for certain health care workers. The court will consolidate the appeals regarding court-ordered stays placed on two of the Biden administration's vaccine mandates. The consolidated cases include two sets of cases. • The first is Biden v. Missouri and Becerra v. Louisiana, which concerns the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) vaccine mandate covering healthcare workers at certain facilities. • The second is National Federation of Independent Business v. OSHA and Ohio v. OSHA, which concerns the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Emergency Temporary Standard for employers with 100 or more employees. The two mandates have faced legal hurdles and multiple challenges from stakeholders over the last few months. A federal judge placed a nationwide injunction on the CMS mandate earlier this month, but the scope of the injunction was later limited to specific states by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Meanwhile, a stay on OSHA's ETS was lifted late last week by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. See the next article for more information regarding the ETS.