A North Carolina-based health care system has suspended hundreds of employees for not getting a Covid-19 vaccine

A North Carolina-based health care provider announced Tuesday it has suspended hundreds of employees for not meeting the company’s Covid-19 vaccine requirements.

Novant Health says employees, by now, must have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine or applied forand receiveda medical or religious exemption.
Those that hadn’t — 关于 375 workers across 15 hospitals and hundreds of clinics and outpatient facilitiesare now suspended.
      Anyone who doesn’t comply with the vaccine policy within the five-day, unpaid suspension period will lose their job, the Winston Salem-based company said.
        关于 98.6% of the company’s more than 35,000 workers are complaint with the policy, 它说.
          Workers who started a two-dose vaccine series will now have until October 15 to get their second dose and remain in compliance, 公司说.
          Employees that receive exemptions are required to undergo weekly Covid-19 testing, and wear N95 respirators, masks or other appropriate protective equipment and eye protection while working on Novant Health premises, 公司说.
            总统拜登, while announcing sweeping vaccine rules for federal workers and large employers earlier this month, also said he would require the 17 million health care workers at facilities receiving funds from Medicare and Medicaid to be fully vaccinated, including at hospitals, home care facilities and dialysis centers.
            Besides Novant Health, 其他 health care systems and hospitals have similarly suspended or terminated the jobs of people who did not comply with vaccine policies.