August 2nd Deadline for Covid Vaccine Mandate is Fast Approaching - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

August 2nd Deadline for Covid Vaccine Mandate is Fast Approaching

HPAE would like to remind everyone that the deadline to either initiate vaccination, provide proof of vaccination for Covid or be granted a medical or religious accommodation is Monday, August 2nd. According to the most recent email sent by the Hospital on July 28, 2021:

“Employees who fail to initiate vaccination against Covid-19 and report their vaccination status to Employee Health by August 2nd, will not be permitted on campus and will be salary deleted beginning with all shifts that have a start time on August 3rd. Staff may not charge such absences to vacation, sick or float holiday time. Employees who have not initiated vaccination or received an approved exception/accommodation will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.”

It is important to note that if you were late requesting an exception/accommodation, and have still not received a response, please notify your local union rep for assistance as soon as possible to avoid interruption with your employment. If you have any questions regarding the Covid vaccine, please do not hesitate to email me at or contact your local union rep.

Banita Herndon, RN
HPAE Local 5089 President