BOSTON (CBS) — The Baker Administration released a breakdown of how many state workers have been suspended for not complying with Governor Charlie Baker’s vaccine mandate as of Wednesday.
The data shows 93.7% of state employees have complied with the mandate, that’s 39,197 workers.READ MORE: COVID Booster Demand 'Skyrocketing' In Massachusetts
There are 2,138 employees, or 5.1% of workers, whose compliance is in progress, meaning their compliance is being reviewed, they are waiting for an exemption decision, are in the three-day period after an exemption denial, or are on an approved unpaid leave. Exemptions are viewed on a rolling basis.READ MORE: 85-Year-Old Man Killed In Yarmouth Hit-And-Run Crash
Another 0.9%, which is 362 employees, are on a five or ten-day suspension because they have not complied.
The administration said 0.3% of employees have left, 130 of those voluntarily resigned and 11 involuntarily resigned.MORE NEWS: Suit Alleges Company Sold Bogus Hand Sanitizer To Massachusetts Schools
According to the administration, since the vaccine requirement was announced, over 12,000 employees have become newly fully vaccinated or have received at least one dose.