Nuvance Health is requiring all members of its workforce to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This applies to medical staff, volunteers, students and contractors. Nuvance Health launched the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine program as hospitalizations from COVID-19 rise, and variants present a higher risk of spread.
President and CEO Dr John Murphy says this was done in order to maintain the safest environment possible for employees, patients and visitors.
Current workforce members must provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated by October 1st. Effective Monday, new hires must provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment. Nuvance must approve accommodation, such as for medical or religious exemptions.
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations are in place for employees of the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, Connecticut Hospital Association and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.