February 18, 2022
Earlier today, DoH released a statement (excerpted below). Note: This pertains to those DOH Programs that were facing a Feb 21 deadline by which all healthcare staff had to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster. This includes DOH regulated/certified hospitals, nursing homes, congregate care settings, etc.:
“In order to avoid potential staffing issues and give healthcare workers more time to get boosted, the State will no longer enforce the booster requirement that will go into effect on February 21. The State will reassess in three months whether additional steps need to be taken to increase booster rates among the healthcare workforce. The original vaccination requirement for healthcare workers remains in effect.”
Please find linked here and attached a copy of the official notice from the DOH beyond the release quoted above.