After Firing Unvaxxed Healthcare Workers, California Tells Covid-Positive Medical Workers to Stay on the Job
It looks like the vaccine mandates are going well.
California is now telling Covid-positive medical workers to stay on the job after firing all unvaxxed healthcare workers in October.
Governor Gavin Newsom required all healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated by September 30.
Thousands of healthcare workers who worked during the height of the pandemic in 2020 and most of 2021 were fired or suspended for refusing to get jabbed.
Several hospitals in California are now overwhelmed due to staffing shortages so the “experts” are now saying Covid-positive medical workers should stay on the job if they are asymptomatic.
To be clear, unvaxxed medical workers with natural immunity cannot work, but vaxxed, Covid-positive healthcare employees can show up to work, because science.
Yahoo News reported:
State officials are attempting to address California’s staffing shortage through a sweeping policy change that allows asymptomatic healthcare workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus to return to work immediately. The policy, set to remain in place through Feb. 1, is designed to keep many healthcare workers on the job at a time when hospitals are expecting more patients.
Some experts say California’s stance is an unorthodox yet necessary solution to a difficult problem. Yet many healthcare workers and community members say the policy is not only ill-advised, it’s potentially dangerous.
According to the guidelines, hospitals should exhaust all other options before resorting to the new policy, and workers who have tested positive for the virus should “preferably be assigned to work with COVID-19 positive patients.” The workers must always wear N95 masks.
The announcement was met with outrage by many in the healthcare industry.
The decision is “irresponsible and a huge mistake that will jeopardize everyone’s health,” said Rosanna Mendez, executive director of SEIU 121RN, a union representing workers in Southern California. “This plan is unscientific and dangerous, and, given what we know about the transmissibility of the new variant, we believe it will put healthcare workers and patients at unnecessary risk.”