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CCMSD enforces vaccine mandate

Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has implemented a new policy that says all staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19. The board of trustees approved the document on Friday.

As explained by the board’s attorney, Kara Ellsbury, the district now has no choice but to implement the new policy. The United States Supreme Court upheld the mandate for private healthcare facilities, she said, “So now we have to comply with it.”

Pursuant to the federal requirements set forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), all CCMSD staff must now either receive a vaccination or be g...

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