Gov. Hochul orders National Guard to fill any NY hospital shortages caused by unvaccinated staffers
Kathy Hochul delivers a COVID-19 update in the Red Room at the State Capitol on Sept. 15, 2021 in Albany, New York. - Mike Groll/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul/TNS

NEW YORK — Gov. Kathy Hochul took executive action Monday to allow medically trained National Guard troops to fill in for hospital workers who are refusing to get their COVID-19 shots despite the state’s vaccine mandate in health care settings. The mandate requires doctors, nurses and other health care workers statewide to show proof of receiving at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine by midnight Monday in order to continue working. Hochul said Monday morning she didn’t know how many health care employees in New York won’t be able to work once the mandate takes effect and that she signed an ...