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Workers At North Carolina Health Care Provider Face Firings

A North Carolina-based health care provided says nearly 400 of its workers face firings for failing to comply with a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Novant Health said Tuesday that 1.4% of its overall workforce, or 375 employees, are not being allowed to work. Novant unveiled its mandatory vaccination policy on July 22, saying then that it would require full compliance by Sept. 15. In a news release, Novant Health says the affected workers will have a five-day period to comply with the vaccine mandate. If they don't comply after that, they will be fired.