West Virginia’s largest private employer issues worker vaccine mandate


(Photo: Courtesy Vuong Tran / CC BY 2.0 via MGN)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s largest private employer is requiring its employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Oct. 31 as virus cases continue to grow exponentially statewide.

The mandate issued by the West Virginia University Health System applies to workers at its hospitals and clinics in West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. It also applies to staff working remotely at home or onsite.

The number of active virus cases statewide has nearly doubled in the past 10 days. There were nearly 4,000 new positive cases reported in the past week alone — numbers not seen since late January.

For breaking news delivered to you, subscribe to WFXR’s breaking news email list

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form