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The latest news about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in Montana.

11 states sue over Biden’s vaccine and testing requirements

The attorneys general of 11 states, including Montana, have filed a lawsuit challenging a vaccine mandate for employers issued by President Joe Biden's administration. The suit filed in the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals contends the federal government overstepped its authority

The administration's rule says companies with more than 100 employees must require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly and wear a mask on the job.

Montana Chamber of Commerce CEO Todd O’Hare says the mandate will apply to tens of thousands of employees in the state and will create a devastating blow to economic recovery efforts.

The Biden administration has said the mandate is intended to stop the spread of the virus that has killed more than 750,000 people in the U.S.

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