Article from https://www.nydailynews.com/
By CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
Gov. Hochul took executive action Monday to allow medically trained National Guard troops to fill in for hospital workers who are refusing to get their COVID-19 shots despite the state’s vaccine mandate in health care settings.
The mandate requires doctors, nurses and other health care workers statewide to show proof of receiving at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine by midnight Monday in order to continue working.
Hochul said Monday morning she didn’t know how many health care employees in New York won’t be able to work once the mandate takes effect and that she signed an executive order out of precaution to be able to call in the National Guard to fill any staff shortages.
In addition to National Guard troops, Hochul’s order allows the state to tap retired health care workers as well as hospital workers from out-of-state in the event of vaccine-related staffing shortages.