We just received word that our Motion for Preliminary Injunction will be heard by the judge on October 22, 2020, at 1:30 PM. Anyone who wants to watch or listen should be able to by going to the Alameda Country Superior Court Website. I will give further instrucitons closer to the hearing date.
You will recall that the case was originally set for October 14th, but after the case was transferred to another judge it was reset to November 12th. We then asked the court to reset it prior to the November 1st flu mandate. Perhaps after reading the papers, the court agreed that the UC community had a right to have a judge look at the executive orders and issue a ruling before they go into effect. So, that’s something (and better than a stick in the eye).
On related issues, I hear that the UC press office is still pushing hard on everyone getting the flu shot asap. Please let all your friends, classmates, colleagues, and co-workers know that if they don’t want to get the shot, they should at least wait until we get a decison on the injunction motion. I doubt they will get that point of view from the UC administration.
Also, I’d like to hear about anyone’s experience in seeking or obtaining a religious exemption. I am hearing that they are not hard to get, but I am still sceptical.
Fingers crossed, may the force be with us and whatever.
Rick Jaffe, Esq.