The following Information is from Becker's Hospital Review.
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services' (CMS) federal mandate issued by the Biden Administration requiring all healthcare workers in federally-funded facilities to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 is now in effect in 25 states.
Per CMS, the 25 states where the mandate was already voluntarily in effect, are responsible for ensuring workers receive one vaccine dose no later than Jan. 27 and the second dose by Feb. 28, unless the employees have been granted a religious or medical exemption. (See 25 states listed below)
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
Healthcare facilities for the additional 24 states covered by the Supreme Court decision allowing the mandate will be subject to the following deadline: staff must have one dose by Feb. 14 and be fully vaccinated by March 15. (See 24 states listed below)
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Texas has its own deadline since the state's lawsuit was still in process when the Supreme Court ruling was issued. Texas' lawsuit was dismissed by a federal court on Jan. 19, thereby allowing CMS to enforce its vaccine mandate nationwide.
Per CMS, Texas healthcare staff must receive at least one dose by Feb. 22 and the second dose by March 21.