Health care workers in RI officially required to get vaccinated before Oct. 1

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Health officially released regulations Tuesday requiring all health care workers in the state to be fully vaccinated for coronavirus before Oct. 1.

Governor Dan McKee first announced the mandate at a press conference last week.

If a health care worker is not vaccinated after that date, they will not be allowed into their facility.

Prior to Oct. 1, all health care workers are required to wear masks and be tested for coronavirus twice a week.

The regulations state that medical exemptions will be honored as long as a health care worker can provide a signed exemption from their physician.

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