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NC state employees getting extra day off for booster shot

Doses of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
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Doses of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

North Carolina state employees will be getting an extra day of vacation for receiving a COVID-19 booster. Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order Wednesday that provides the leave to workers whose Cabinet-level agencies report to him. The extra time off will be given to those who have already received the first COVID-19 booster or those who show documentation by Aug. 31 of receiving one. Cooper also announced that agencies are pausing a policy that began last September in which unvaccinated employees would have to be tested at least weekly. It still may apply to workers in health care facilities or prisons.