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Editorial: Timely guidance?

Editorial:
Timely guidance?

New Yorkers learned late December 6 exactly which hospitals around the state would be subject to Governor Kathy Hochul’s Executive Order limiting certain elective surgeries and procedures beginning roughly 36 hours later, on December 9.

The order initially exploded out of Albany seemingly moments after South Africa’s first report of Covid-19’s Omicron variant. We recognize and appreciate Governor Hochul’s proactive effort, but there’s a big disconnect at play reminiscent of just about every Covid-19-related Executive Order her predecessor issued during the earliest and deepest days of the pandemic.

Letter to Commissioner of Health requests unvaccinated healthcare workers be allowed to work past vaccine deadline

Letter to Commissioner of Health
requests unvaccinated healthcare workers
be allowed to work past vaccine deadline

Staff Report • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

In a letter addressed to Howard Zucker M.D., commissioner of health at the New York State Department of Health, Stephen Hanse, president and CEO of New York State Health Facilities Association, requested that unvaccinated healthcare workers be allowed to work, at least temporarily, past the Sept. 27 vaccine deadline due to worker shortage.

In a survey conducted by NYSHFA, it was found that 94% of nursing providers said they are experiencing staff shortages with 59% saying that it was negatively impacting their ability to perform their roles as healthcare providers.

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