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By first placing unvaccinated workers on leave, Catholic Health and other local health systems are buying more time for those workers to get shots.
Students must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 18, the start of the spring semester.
If necessary, Gov. Kathy Hochul said she will sign an executive order declaring a state of emergency to fortify state and local medical systems.