MetroHealth to require COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated staff


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CLEVELAND (WJW)– MetroHealth System will require employees to be tested weekly for COVID-19 if they have not received the vaccine. The new policy begins July 1.

The hospital system said the requirement is intended to maintain the safety of patients and other employees.

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“Employees are encouraged to get vaccinated, since the vaccines have proven to be safe, effective, and our best hope to returning to normal,” MetroHealth said on Thursday.

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All employees have the opportunity to get vaccinated, according to the hospital.

As of Wednesday, nearly 5 million Ohioans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.


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