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Worry looms over vaccine mandates

Your days of having a choice on whether or not you get vaccinated may be coming to an end in some industries.

 

Airlines were among the first to require employees to be fully vaccinated or be subject to regular testing. High school athletes in New York City will be required to be vaccinated before participating in sports this fall following a statement made by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday.

 

The Biden Administration announced on Wednesday that nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 if the facilities they work for would like to keep receiving federal dollars from the Medicare and Medicaid. It does not apply yet to Autumn Fields of Luxemburg administrator Lori Hucek, but she worries if it gets expanded to assisted living facilities that she could possible lose approximately 10 employees because of it. It takes her entire staff of over 20 people to take care of all of her residents. She supports her staff having the choice to get vaccinated and says they are taking the necessary steps to protect their residents.

Hucek says they do test their employees for COVID-19 on regular basis and require them to stay home if they are showing any symptoms. Autumn Fields guests are required to stay masked up are subject to a temperature check upon arrival. 

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