Over 175 workers at North Carolina’s Novant Health System were fired this week for defying the organization’s mandatory COVID vaccination requirement.
Initially, 375 employees were temporarily suspended for refusing the injections, but 200 “came into compliance” and received the medication.
The laid-off employees have a five-day window to get the vaccine.
“Novant employees were given until Sept. 15 to get the shot,” reports WLNS. “Workers who have started a two-dose vaccine series will have until Oct. 15 to get their second dose and remain in compliance, the health system said. Novant workers who have been granted a medical or religious exemption are required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing, wear N95 masks and eye protection while at work.”
North Carolina Hospital System Fires About 175 Workers…
One of The Largest-Ever Mass Terminations Due To A Sleever Mandate… pic.twitter.com/V0wDewJZZI
— Covid-1984 (@NeverSleever) September 28, 2021
Officials said the terminated workers had the opportunity to comply over a five-day, unpaid suspension period.https://t.co/qIF3NFVP4z
— WLNS Newsroom (@WLNS) September 28, 2021
A North Carolina-based hospital system says more than 175 of its workers have been fired for failing to comply with its vaccination requirement.https://t.co/oF99i0cpd7
— NewsChannel 12 (@wcti12) September 28, 2021
The confusion surrounding COVID regulations spilled over into the country’s college system this month.
Penn State University suspended 117 students after the co-eds missed their mandatory COVID tests.
The University posted a press release on the subject Tuesday afternoon.
“Students at University Park who are subject to required weekly COVID-19 testing and who have missed at least three weeks of testing have been notified by Penn State that they are out of compliance with the University’s health and safety policies and have been placed on interim suspension through the Office of Student Conduct. To date, 117 students at University Park have been placed on interim suspension for their failure to properly comply with Penn State’s weekly COVID-19 testing requirement.”