Beaumont Health experts push for universal mask-wearing, those eligible to get vaccinated

COVID cases on the rise in Michigan

Hospital system steps up precautions amid rise in delta variant

Beaumont Health experts are pushing for everyone to wear masks to slow the spread of the COVID delta variant.

They said the variant could be a disaster for Michigan. They also pushed for those eligible to get vaccinated.

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Beaumont Health to mandate COVID vaccines for staff, providers

Employees of Beaumont Health will soon be required to get vaccinated for COVID-19, if they haven’t already.

The health system announced Wednesday that all employees will be required to get vaccinated for the virus, or face suspension or dismissal if they refuse. The mandate will go into effect once the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) fully approves a current COVID vaccine.

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