Northwell Health Lays Off 1,400 Employees Who Defied COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate – Gothamist

The layoffs represent less than 2 percent of workers employed at the network’s 23 hospitals and more than 800 outpatient clinics.

Elsewhere, an estimated 5,000 employees, or 12 percent, of New York City’s public hospital system hadn’t been vaccinated when the state mandate went into effect last week. Stephanie Guzman, a spokesperson for Health + Hospitals, said the agency was up to 93 percent compliance as of Monday, and that the remaining 3,000 holdouts were being put on unpaid leave.

Source: Northwell Health Lays Off 1,400 Employees Who Defied COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate – Gothamist