Lewis County General Hospital in New York will not be delivering babies after September 24 because so many maternity workers have resigned over coronavirus vaccine mandates.
The announcement is according to Lewis County Health System Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cayer, who spoke during a press conference Friday in Lowville, WWNYTV reported.
He explained that six workers in the maternity unit resigned instead of getting the coronavirus shot and an additional seven were undecided. Cayer also said the hospital will not be able to safely staff the unit and therefore pause delivering babies.
He added he hopes it is a temporary situation and plans to work with the state Department of Health officials to ensure the unit will not permanently shut down.
The Watertown Daily Times reported that services at the hospital may also have to be curtailed in five other departments if staff members resign rather than