Managers, please advise noncompliant team members of approaching deadline

Managers and supervisors, If any member of your team is not fully vaccinated OR does not have an approved exemption, it is time to reach out and make sure they understand the corrective action that will follow if they are not compliant by the deadline, 11:59 p.m., March 15. Please review the corrective action. NOTE:… Read More

Next CMS vaccination deadline is March 15

Those who have received only one dose of a two-dose series AND those who have a pending request for exemption should be aware of the next CMS vaccination mandate deadline – 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 – by which time you: Must have received the second dose and uploaded documentation to UK Health Corps Self-Report, OR  Have… Read More

Upload COVID booster documentation through self-report tool

UK HealthCare is required to track all COVID vaccination information for health care workers. As of Feb. 12, all faculty, staff, students and volunteers are required to upload any additional COVID vaccinations received (boosters) to the UK Health Corps Self-Report Tool. UK employees who have received their COVID-19 booster are eligible to enter to win $500 cash!… Read More

CMS vaccine mandate deadlines

Over the weekend, we reached the first CMS deadline for COVID vaccination. At this point, the only staff, faculty, students or volunteers allowed to be working are those who are fully vaccinated, those with an approved exemption, or those who have at least initiated the vaccination series or requested an exemption. Anyone not in compliance… Read More

Are “fully remote” employees subject to the CMS vaccination mandate?

“Fully remote” is defined within our COVID-19 Policy, which has been updated to comply with the CMS vaccine mandate. Briefly, it means that the worker does not ever work in a UK HealthCare owned or leased facility and would never be expected to come into such a facility for work, even in times of emergency… Read More

CMS vaccine mandate deadlines

A legal challenge to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services vaccine mandate for health care workers resulted in a federal injunction in December. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted that injunction, allowing for the vaccination mandate to proceed. New CMS deadlines for the vaccination mandate are as follows: First dose or exemption request… Read More

RECORDING: Today’s System Operations Update

Earlier today, Mark F. Newman, MD, EVPHA, held a live update to thank several of our teams and to share updates with employees. Among the items discussed was the preliminary nationwide injunction against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccination requirement for health care workers, an update on the cooling loop failure from last… Read More

Preliminary injunction issued against CMS vaccine mandate

Last night, a federal court based in Louisiana issued a preliminary nationwide injunction against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccination requirement for health care workers. The court’s preliminary injunction indicates that “the matter will ultimately be decided by a higher court than this one.” In light of this development, we are adjusting… Read More