Governor Kathy Hochul's plans to address staffing issues in the state's hospitals was reported today in the Times Union, "Hochul may seek out-of-state, military pros to ease health care staff shortage," and on WAMC, "Hochul Announces Plan to Address Anticipated Shortage of Healthcare Workers." We know that Columbia Memorial Hospital is already short staffed. According to the subhead on the Times Union article, "Thousand of medical workers face termination Monday if they are not vaccinated." (I think the subject of that sentence is meant to be plural.)
Of related interest, Gossips has learned that the CVS Pharmacy on Warren Street will be closed until Monday because of a staffing shortage. Presumably the CVS on Fairview Avenue is open, but yesterday the drive-thru pharmacy window there was closed. A sign on the window indicated it was because a staffing shortage.