Long Beach Emergency Care Facility to Temporarily Close Its Doors Due to Staff Shortages


Sources say that the Long Beach Emergency Care Facility, run by Mt. Sinai South Nassau Hospital, will close its doors at 3 PM today because of staff shortages due to the NYS vaccine mandate.

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) was notified of the need to close the free-standing Long Beach Emergency Department (LBED) on Friday and granted verbal approval, according to Mount Sinai South Nassau.

The hospital said that the staffing shortage and subsequent closure is a result of the hospital’s compliance with the NYSDOH’s mandate issued Thursday which requires the suspension of any staff working under temporary religious exemptions who cannot show proof of receiving a first dose of COVID-19 vaccination or a valid medical exemption from receiving it.

It will remain closed until replacement workers are found.

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