WEST ORANGE, N.J. — A New Jersey health provider announced that they dismissed six health care workers for not complying with a mandate to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
RWJBarnabas Health — which operates out of West Orange — said that 99.7% of their 2,979 staff members at the supervisors level and above either were fully vaccinated or received medical and religious exemptions or got a referral.
They also announced that six staffers did not follow the mandate and were “no longer employees,” citing company policy, a spokesperson said.
A seventh staffer retired.
Over 5.5 million people who either live, work or study in New Jersey have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.