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Nearly all staff at state run healthcare facilities fully vaccinated


Nearly all 10,000 employees at state-operated healthcare facilities are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  According to a news release from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, 16 individuals were dismissed for non-compliance with the mandatory vaccination requirement that went into effect September 30th. About 6% of employees at state-run healthcare facilities received a medical or religious exemption.  The system implemented a vaccine requirement shortly after North Carolina health systems and health care organizations announced the need for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.  There are 14 state-operated healthcare facilities in North Carolina, including facilities in Greenville, Kinston, Goldsboro, and Wilson.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.