HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has suspended 178 employees for two weeks without pay for not complying with demands that they be vaccinated against COVID-19. In a Tuesday memo, Houston Methodist Hospital system CEO Marc Boom said almost 25,000 employees complied with the vaccination requirement, and 27 of the 178 got the first of a two-dose vaccine and won’t be fired if they get their second. The rest are subject to termination. The memo says 285 other employees received medical or religious exemptions, and 332 were deferred for pregnancy or other reasons. The hospital system has been sued by 117 unvaccinated employees.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 728 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, while 11 more people in the state have died from the illness caused by the virus. The Health Department on […]
By MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas congressman who has been an outspoken critic of COVID-19 mask mandates has been seen without a mask for at least a portion of a commercial flight. Republican Rep. […]
By ACACIA CORONADO AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers who hightailed it to the nation’s capital in a faceoff over voting rights say they are pressing on with their mission to bolster their cause, even […]