For UC students faculty and staff, and others following this case, here is what’s going on. Yesterday we got the paperwork back from the court. Because of the pandemic, the clerk’s offices of the courts are backed up. The lawsuit should be served on the UC defendants by Monday.
I will have another announcement by the end of the next week. Suffice it to say, I am hoping to have a thumbs up (or thumbs down) from the judge around the week of Columbus Day.
In the meantime, my advice to any and all in the UC community who do not want to take the flu shot, but will or might if the mandate stays in place, is to wait until we hear from the judge. I suspect things are going on in the administration. I am hoping that between this lawsuit and the fact that 57% of Californians do not agree to take the flu shot, sooner, rather than later, the administration is going to realize its mistake and rescind the executive order and replace it with a strong recommendation, which I think would be fine and constitutional.
More by late next week.
Rick Jaffe, Esq.