With the federal vaccine mandate for health care workers halted, Texas nursing homes dodge furloughs and fines

Texas’ nursing home staff vaccination rates are lower than half the country’s — but a judge’s decision last week to delay a vaccine mandate helped them avoid laying off a third of their employees.

By Karen Brooks Harper and Carla Astudillo, The Texas Tribune
Posted 12/7/21

Ronald Payne was on the verge of carrying out companywide furloughs this week at the nursing home chain he runs in Texas, letting go of anyone on staff who had not gotten at least one shot of the …

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