SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s largest health care provider suspended 1 percent of its workers after they failed to get a COVID-19 vaccine, a spokesman said on Thursday, Oct. 21.
Beaumont Health had set an Oct. 18 deadline. The 370 employees now have until Nov. 16 to get a shot or they will be discharged, spokesman Mark Geary told Crain’s Detroit Business.READ MORE: Where is Oxford, Michigan
“We hope that those 370 employees will choose to get vaccinated and return to work soon,” Geary said.READ MORE: Mayor Duggan Urging Detroiters To Take Advantage Of Auto Insurance Amnesty By Dec. 31
An additional 70 employees resigned, he said.
At Henry Ford Health System, 400 refused to get the vaccine by an October deadline and lost their jobs. Another 1,900 people were granted medical or religious exemptions.MORE NEWS: Expect More Michigan Police On Roads Following Rise In Fatal Crashes
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