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INDIANAPOLIS — IU Health is suspending some workers because of their vaccination status.

The healthcare company has about 36,000 employees, and gave all of them a deadline of Sept. 1 to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

On Thursday, IU Health announced that nearly 300 unvaccinated workers have been suspended for two weeks. They’ll be allowed to return once they provide proof they are partially or fully vaccinated.

In June, a federal court ruling allowed the right for private employers to require all of their employees to get the COVID vaccine.

Additionally, IU Health has announced that starting Monday, they will suspend all inpatient elective surgeries due to the rise in COVID hospitalizations.