Similarly, the Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors was also enjoined this week when a U.S District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove in the Eastern District of Kentucky, granted a preliminary injunction early this week covering the states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. Initially thought to only apply to contracts for services, it had been clarified to apply to all federal contract, including subcontractors. The federal contractor rule, as it is known, does not allow for testing in lieu of vaccination and had required all covered employees to be “fully vaccinated” by January 4, 2022. It also required covered employers to require documentation from employees to prove vaccination. Now, in light of the preliminary injunction, those mandates are on hold until there is a further order of the court. In granting the injunction, Judge Van Tatenhove acknowledged that the government in certain circumstances and at certain levels does have the power to require vaccinations, however, to the question of whether President Biden had the authority to impose vaccines on the employees of federal contractors and subcontractors, “In all likelihood, the answer to that question is no.”