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Cleveland Clinic requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4

dr.  Rebecca Stone, an internist at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, receives her first COVID-19 vaccination on December 24, 2020 from Nurse Marty Poe.

Cleveland Clinic is requiring its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4, in accordance with federal mandates, the health system announced Friday.

Earlier this month, the administration of President Joe Biden announced details of rules for large companies with more than 100 employees and health professionals working in facilities that receive payments from Medicare or Medicaid.

The new vaccination rules, announced in September, were officially issued this month by the Federal Ministry of Labor. Private sector companies with at least 100 employees must have those employees vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, or the employees must be tested weekly.

Companies that fail to abide by the rules can be fined $13,653 per employee for failing to meet the January 4 deadline, and up to $136,532 for intentional non-compliance.