It wasn’t nearly as embarrassing as it could’ve been. That’s the main takeaway from data released yesterday regarding city and state employees’ compliance with Covid vaccine mandates.
In the weeks leading up to Monday’s deadline for state, county, and city workers to get their shots or risk losing their jobs (with some wiggle afforded by exemptions and technicalities), many feared staffing shortages everywhere from ferries to hospitals. News reports heralded a potential mass exodus of these employees as some protested governor Jay Inslee’s stringent, standard-setting policy. In Seattle, this coverage often focused on the Seattle Police Department. About one-third of the city’s cops still hadn’t turned in their Covid homework as of
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