St. Peter’s Health Partners to require all employees to get COVID shot

St. Peter’s Health Partners is going to require all of its 11,000 employees to be vaccinated against COVID or face termination.

The employees must submit proof of vaccination by September 21.

Exemptions are available for religious or health reasons, but they must be formally requested and approved.

Also covered by the mandate are contractors and anyone conducting business in the hospital.

The president and CEO of St. Peter’s, Dr. James Reed, says the goal is to stop the spread of the virus and keep all patients and staff safe.

It’s part of a larger mandate by parent company Trinity Health Partners to vaccinate 117,000 employees.