NC to require all workers at state-funded facilities to be vaccinated

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services told its staff Tuesday that all employees and volunteers at state-funded facilities will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September.

In a memo, the NCDHHS Division of State Operated Health Facilities said all employees, volunteers, students, trainees, contracted, and temporary workers must be vaccinated by Sept. 30.

The memo said more than 75 percent of the Division’s facility staff are vaccinated.

“As a healthcare system, we have a responsibility to protect the patients and residents that we serve – many of whom are at high risk for COVID-19 complications, are without other options for care, and in our care for long periods of time,” stated the memo from Karen Burkes, interim division director, and Carrie Brown, MD, chief medical officer for behavioral health & IDD.

Those affected by the order can apply for an exemption for medical or religious reasons.

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