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Employees at some hospitals in Iowa are now required to get the COVID-19 vaccine by September 21

IOWA – According to the statement, the new requirement affects only employees that work at Dubuque, Dyersville, Clinton, Sioux City, Mason City and associated clinics which operate as members with Trinity Health.

Officials say that the requirement does not apply to the Waterloo, Oelwein or Iowa City locations.

It’s because they operate with a different network or ownership.

The mandate comes from the hospitals’ parent company, Trinity Health, which employs more than 117,000 employees in 22 states.

Trinity Health estimates 75 percent of its employees have already received at least one vaccine dose.

Employees will be required to submit proof of vaccination by September 21 and any employee that fails to show proof of vaccination and does not meet the criteria for exemption faces termination of employment.

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