Statement from Cleveland Clinic on the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

January 12, 2022

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Andrea Pacetti 216.316.3040

On Jan. 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine mandate issued by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) is allowed to move forward for healthcare workers in the U.S.

Therefore, in accordance with this federal mandate, we are requiring all of our employees and those who provide services with our facilities in those states to receive their first dose of an mRNA vaccine or their one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine by January 27, 2022 and the second dose by February 28, 2022. Those who do not receive their vaccinations and who do not have an approved exemption will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence.

We are proud that the majority of our caregivers are already vaccinated, and we are encouraging those who are not yet vaccinated to receive their vaccine as quickly as possible.