More than 99% of members of the Novant Health team decided to follow suit, the company’s CEO and CEO Carl Armato said in a tweet.
“I am pleased that many of the team representatives have provided patients and visitors to Novant Health, as well as members of our team, better protection from COVID-19 by complying with our protection clearance,” said Amato.
“Of the more than 30 members of the group, fewer than 200 in the more than 800 constituencies have opted to attend rather than comply with the protection order.”
Last week, about 355 employees were confirmed non-compliant and were given the opportunity to comply for five days, during unpaid suspensions, before facing suspension this week, Novant said.
“Without permission to protect team members, we are facing a strong possibility that a third of our employees will not be able to work due to compliance, or meeting COVID-19.
Novant Health also said the plan took on more than 150 workers in the past week alone.
The New York Protocol approves the suspension of hundreds of health workers
Hundreds of unprotected health workers in New York were suspended on Tuesday and could soon lose their jobs completely as the Covid-19 government’s health care license permit came into effect.
As of Monday night, 92% of hospital staff, 92% of home-based care workers, and 89% of adult care workers had some form of protection, Governor Kathy Hochul’s office said.
Prevention taxes have risen sharply in the past four weeks as the country nears the deadline for vaccinations, Hochul said.
“This new data shows that staying strong on the vaccine force of health workers is the only right thing to do to protect family members and victims from COVID-19,” he said.
Last month, the New York State Department of Health issued a law requiring all public health workers to be vaccinated at Covid-19 and September 27.
CNN’s Artemis Moshtaghian, Laura Ly and Eric Levenson contributed to this report.