Gianforte urges religious exemptions for health care workers facing vaccine mandate

Gov. Greg Gianforte is urging unvaccinated health care workers to consider using religious and medical exemptions ahead of an upcoming federal vaccine mandate deadline. Gianforte says health care workers should evaluate all their options.

Gov. Gianforte says Montana’s unvaccinated health care workers have alternatives prior to Monday’s deadline when employees must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. They must be fully vaccinated by the middle of March.

The U.S. Supreme Court last month upheld vaccine mandates for medical facilities receiving federal Medicare and Medicaid funding.