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) — Officials in Arkansas said Saturday that no traditional in-person high school graduations can be held in Arkansas until at least July 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but schools that […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 824 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and seven more people have died from the virus. The Department of Health on Monday said at least 39,447 people […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state senator has tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the 7th virus case among lawmakers in the past week. Sen. Cecile Bledsoe tested positive Sunday for the virus. […]