Around 100 Novant employees fired for noncompliance with mandatory vaccination program

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – More than 100 Novant Health employees have been terminated after not complying with the company’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program, the health company confirmed Monday.

Novant officials said last week that around 375 workers were suspended for being non-compliant with the policy. On Monday, Novant Health said nearly 200 additional workers came into compliance.

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Officials said the terminated workers had the opportunity to comply over a five-day, unpaid suspension period.

Novant Health and Atrium Health announced in July that the health systems would require all workers to get the vaccine.


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Novant employees were given until September 15 to get the shot. Workers who have started a two-dose vaccine series will have until October 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.

Over 99% out of nearly 35,000 Novant Health employees are in compliance with the health company’s policy.

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