Hundreds of unvaccinated healthcare workers were fired due to Rhode Island’s vaccine mandate for their healthcare workers.
Some were allowed to stay on.
Now Rhode Island is beginning to face a healthcare worker shortage.
Due to this, they are allowing some COVID positive healthcare workers to still work in the hospitals.
After implementing a coronavirus mandate for health care workers this fall,Â Rhode IslandÂ has now opened an option for COVID-positive health care workers to continue working if their facility is facing a staffing crisis.
“Also, facility administrators should be using their clinical judgment in making staffing decisions. For example, a facility may opt for aÂ COVID-19 positiveÂ worker to only care for COVID-19 positive patients,” Joseph Wendelken, a spokesperson from the department of health,Â told the Providence Journal on Saturday.
A memo was sent to employees of state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital on Friday explaining that “those who are exposed or have a positive Covid test but are asymptomatic” can continue reporting to work “in crisis situations for staffing” if they wear N95 masks.
Workers at other hospitals and skilled nursing homes in the state who are “mildly symptomatic” can also continue working if the facilities are facing a staffing crisis, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health. Any hospital that needs to activate crisis staffing mode needs to notify the state Department of Health.
To this point, they claim this has not been needed but will be in the future.
Tyrannical vaccine mandates are one reason for the healthcare worker shortages we are seeing across the country–don’t let them lie to you.
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