As early as today, thousands of healthcare employees throughout New York State may lose their jobs because they failed to meet a state-imposed deadline to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
According to the requirement recently announced by former Governor Andrew Cuomo, all healthcare personnel in long-term care facilities are obliged to carry at least one dosage of the drug.
Thousands Of New York’s Health Care Workers May Lose Their Jobs
Under regulations, employees in the fields of home care, hospice, and eldercare must be immunized by Oct. 7; however, some workers are contesting the restrictions in court.
As of last week, about 84 percent of the state’s healthcare staff had received their complete vaccinations. It was not immediately apparent how many additional people had gotten a single shot. According to advice provided by the state Labor Department, individuals who lose their jobs will not be qualified for unemployment in the vast majority of instances.
The governor, Kathy Hochul, has said that she is contemplating measures to declare an emergency, call in the National Guard, and recruit personnel from other states and nations if staffing levels deteriorate to hazardous levels.
According to the State Patrol Association of Massachusetts, hundreds of troopers are considering leaving their positions after a court rejected a plea to postpone Gov. Charlie Baker’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for state employees on Thursday.
According to the union, as a consequence of Judge Jackie Cowin’s judgment, “so many of soldiers already have filed their resignation papers, with some planning to return to other agencies that provide acceptable options, such as mask-wearing and frequent testing.” In addition, the union is attempting to get COVID-19 infections recognized as line-of-duty harm by the federal government. Thousands of illnesses have been linked to police and fireman breakouts in Los Angeles.
According to statistics acquired by the Los Angeles Times, public health authorities in Los Angeles have detected 211 coronavirus outbreaks in police or fire departments across the county that since the start of the epidemic.
According to a study published by the newspaper, the outbreaks, which resulted in 2,500 cases from March 2020 and the last month, account for 9 percent of all workplace outbreaks in the county. Outbreaks have continued to occur regularly, despite a rise in vaccination rates among police and fire personnel and a decrease in the number of single coronavirus infections each outbreak since last winter.
According to the data, 38 outbreaks at emergency responders were recognized in April 2021, the highest number of outbreaks identified in any month that since the beginning of the pandemic. The county Department of Health reported 35 occurrences a month later, making it the second most outbreaks in the county’s history.
When compared to eligible county citizens, vaccination coverage for Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles Fire Department personnel is consistently lower than the 68 percent of eligible residents who have had their vaccinations. Many people believe that the refusal to be vaccinated by police officers and municipal firemen is a violation of their sworn duty to protect the public and maintain public safety.