Cases across the country are addressing the tension between public health emergency orders due to the coronavirus and religious liberty rights, including drive-in churches.
Two different vaccine refusal disputes led to two different outcomes. Michigan’s Memorial Healthcare agreed to allow employees with religious objections to receiving the flu vaccine to wear a mask during flu season, while Kentucky Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s ruling in favor of the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s exclusion of an unvaccinated high school student from school and extracurricular events during a chicken pox.
In Kentucky, a judge allowed a school district to continue enforcing its ban on unvaccinated students attending school functions during a chicken pox outbreak.
A high school senior in Kentucky has filed a lawsuit after being barred from school and extracurricular activities during a chicken pox outbreak because he has not been vaccinated.
With all of the culturally, historically, and scientifically significant places to take school children for field trips, we can surely leave religious theme parks off the list.