ROCHESTER, Minnesota (TUSEN) – The Mayo Clinic now confirms that it laid off 700 employees on Tuesday who did not comply with its policy of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday.
Laid-off employees represent about 1% of Mayo’s 73,000 employees. Officials say that while it is sad to lose valuable employees, it is essential to ensure the safety of patients, workers, visitors and communities.
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Those released on Tuesday can return to the Mayo Clinic for future job offers if they get the vaccine.