Dr. George Morris

COVID-19 Numbers Still High at St. Cloud Hospital
COVID-19 numbers at St. Cloud Hospital and within CentraCare are up slightly this week. That according to CentraCare spokesman Dr. George Morris. He says they have 122 positive COVID-19 patients within CentraCare which includes 92 at St. Cloud Hospital.
Black Friday Was a Big Day for Vaccines at CentraCare
CentraCare administered more than 1,400 vaccines last Friday on Black Friday. CentraCare Spokesman Dr. George Morris joined me on WJON this week. He says they had approximately 900 vaccines administered at the South point site in St. Cloud with more than 1,400 within CentraCare.
St. Cloud Hospital COVID-19 Cases Increase
COVID-19 cases at St. Cloud Hospital are up again this week and are now at levels they haven't seen since late December of 2020. CentraCare Spokesman Dr. George Morris joined me this week on WJON. He says CentraCare has 120 positive COVID-19 cases with 100 of them at St. Cloud Hospital.
St. Cloud Hospital at Capacity Due to COVID-19
CentraCare spokesman Dr. George Morris says CentraCare and St. Cloud Hospital is "at capacity for all patients". Morris says they have approximately the same amount of COVID-19 patients within CentraCare and at St. Cloud Hospital as they had last week but with all other non COVID-19 care needs they just don't have the beds or enough staff to handle the pressure they are facing due to COVID.
CentraCare Has Lost a Significant Amount of Employees Due to COVID
CentraCare has more than 1,300 openings. CentraCare Spokesman Dr. George Morris joined me on WJON. He says they have lost a significant amount of employees over the last year plus due to COVID. Morris says this started in January because COVID has "been so hard, the hours have been long and the challenges have been immense."
COVID-19 Numbers Surpass Spring Surge at St. Cloud Hospital
The COVID-19 numbers at St. Cloud Hospital and within CentraCare have increased to the point where they have now surpassed the spring surge numbers. That according to CentraCare Spokesman Dr. George Morris. He says they have 75 positive COVID-19 patients within CentraCare with more than 60 at St. Cloud Hospital.
What Are the Consequences for Unvaccinated CentraCare Employees?
Last week CentraCare spokesman Dr. George Morris joined me on WJON and said unvaccinated CentraCare employees would not be fired. That is still technically the case. This week when I talked with Dr. Morris he got into more detail as to what the result would be for employees who choose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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