LOWVILLE, NEW YORK- SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2021– The Lewis County Health System in upstate New York will be pausing it’s maternity services due to staffing shortages. The announcement followed the resignation of 6 staff members. Who quit last week as a result of not wanting to receive the vaccine. Additionally, the hospital system was already experiencing a staffing shortage as a result of the mandate.
In total 30 staff have resigned from the system over New York’s covid vaccine mandate for health care workers. And 7 more are considering resigning as well.
As a result, the temporary closure will begin September 25th. Which is only 2 days before the deadline for health care workers to get vaccinated.
This story was originally reported by NNY360.