Those that hadn’t — about 375 workers across 15 hospitals and hundreds of clinics and outpatient facilities — are now suspended.
Anyone who doesn’t comply with the vaccine policy within the five-day, unpaid suspension period will lose their job, the Winston Salem-based company said.
About 98.6% of the company’s more than 35,000 workers are complaint with the policy, it said.
Workers who started a two-dose vaccine series will now have until October 15 to get their second dose and remain in compliance, the company said.
Employees that receive exemptions are required to undergo weekly Covid-19 testing, and wear N95 respirators, masks or other appropriate protective equipment and eye protection while working on Novant Health premises, the company said.