More on Sanford requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID

Sanford Health is mandating Covid-19 vaccines for all employees.

 Chief Physician Dr Jeremy Cauwels says there are a number of issues pointing them in this direction.

Cauwels says the Delta variant is starting to show up in their service areas.

Cauwels says employees will need to be vaccinated to stay employed.

Employees must show proof of vaccination by November first. New employees as of September first will be vaccinated as part of the hiring process. 

Avera remains for now on an optional basis.