Long Island emergency room closes due to nurse shortage
A Long Island emergency room on Monday announced its temporary closure due to a reported nursing shortage.
According to a local Fox News affiliate station, Mount Sinai’s Long Beach Emergency Department made the announcement stating that many of its healthcare workers who were working on a temporary religious exemption were suspended on Monday after failing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Officials noted that the decision to close the healthcare facility ultimately came after all other options were exhausted, the news outlet reported.
The City of Long Beach shared a notice on Facebook on Monday, detailing that the closure could last up to a month.
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