Very Few North Carolina Government Employees Fired For Being Unvaccinated

Unlike in the private sector, where businesses and hospitals are terminating employees, government doesn’t seem to want to get rid of government worker bees

Few state employees fired over Covid requirements

When North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper first announced efforts to have most state employees vaccinated against Covid-19 or tested weekly, his directive made clear workers could be fired if they didn’t comply.

“Until more people get the vaccine, we’ll continue living with the threat of a very serious disease,” Cooper said in a July 29 news conference.

But more than five months later, efforts to encourage state employees to get vaccinations have been mixed. Two departments lag behind the 70% vaccination rate of all North Carolina adults, and the state has seldom made good on Cooper’s dismissal threat.

State agencies have wide enforcement latitude, with many choosing not to fire a single person. In one department where inmates are being vaccinated at greater rates than prison officials, public safety workers are now receiving hundreds of dollars in bonuses if they get their shots.

North Carolina agencies say they are taking a measured approach to compliance, with firings being a last resort. Through Friday, 32 workers had been fired since Cooper’s July announcement, a dismissal rate of 0.06%, according to data the Office of State Human Resources provided to WRAL News. Most of the dismissals have come in the state health department.

Cooper’s order covers more than 53,000 employees. Seventy-seven percent of them are now fully vaccinated, up 12 percentage points since the state began sharing data in September.

Thirty two. And, even though the state is trying to bribe already overpaid public employees, with all their perks and benefits, with $500 checks for getting vaccinated (taxpayer money), they aren’t worried, because they work for government. I’m sure their unions are protecting them. Not that I want them to be fired for being unvaxxed (I want a lot of unnecessary positions gone, though), it’s just that why should private companies Do Something when government won’t?

And, when I look across at states like California, NY, Oregon, and other Dem run ones, you’re really seeing the same thing. Unless you’re a vital health care worker in a government run facility, then you’ll be kicked out the door.

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4 Responses to “Very Few North Carolina Government Employees Fired For Being Unvaccinated”

  1. Down on the Corner says:

    Can you spell D E L T A C R O N!!!!!!

    Yep you heard it the DELTACRON IS HERE!!! It will kill you and spread like wildfire in 100 mph wind storms in a fireworks factory.



    BUY AN ELECTRIC CAR. GET 5 Booster SHOTS. Cause if you don’t buy and electric car, quit consuming and hide in your basement forever you will DIE.

    D E L T A C R O N….is coming for you!!!!! Cypriot Scientist Says Deltacron Covid Variant Isn’t Error

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Probably not. As was pointed out, the worry is that the next variant to emerge from the unvaccinated masses may be virulent AND transmissible.

      • Down on the Corner says:

        How is a vaccine going to prevent anything, Dowd?

        Unlike delta, omicron seems to cause much higher numbers of breakthrough cases in vaccinated people.

        Omicron: What We Know About the New Coronavirus Variant
        In just a few weeks since its discovery, Omicron has turned out to be highly transmissible and less susceptible to vaccines than other variants.

        YOU BLAME THE RIGHT AND YET THIS STARTED IN SOUTH AFRICA. No I know you said the unvaccinated masses but Biden and the left blame those anti-vaxxers in the USA who have refused the vaccine.

        YET: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that of the 43 cases attributed to Omicron variant, 34 people had been fully vaccinated. Fourteen of them had also received a booster, although five of those cases occurred less than 14 days after the additional shot before full protection kicks in.

        DELTACRON….how the left will steal the next election.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Nothing says “Trust The Science” better than Pfizer asking for the data to be hidden for 75 years.

          Bwaha! Lolgf

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