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October 22, 2021

Around the nation: The Surgeon General and Hinge have some tips for pandemic dating. (Yes, really.)

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    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy teamed up with Hinge to give tips on navigating dating and relationships during the pandemic, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.

    • Massachusetts: General Electric on Tuesday announced that the company's U.S. workers—roughly 56,000 employees—will be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The company reportedly cited President Joe Biden's executive order requiring federal contractors to be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a valid medical or religious exemption by Dec. 8. Other major companies, including American Airlines, Tyson Foods, and Microsoft, have already issued vaccine mandates for their workers. (Saric, Axios, 10/19)
    • New Jersey: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) on Tuesday announced that Alan Lee has been appointed COO. Lee previously held multiple senior leadership roles at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, including his most recent role as COO of the system's Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. RWJUH president and CEO, Bill Arnold, said, "As we work to strengthen RWJUH's position as a premier academic medical center in our state and region, Mr. Lee brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as an administrative leader." (Jensik, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/19)
    • New York: Hinge—along with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy—on Tuesday released multiple resources outlining how to safely navigate dating and relationships during the pandemic. In a video released on the company's website, Murthy said, "Dating during the Covid-19 pandemic: It's not simple, but it's definitely possible." In addition, Murthy urged daters to get vaccinated. He said, "Recognize that getting vaccinated is the single most important thing we can do to reduce our risk." The video and additional pandemic dating tips can be found on the company's pandemic dating resource page. (Wingate, USA Today, 10/20)

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