CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston County Government on Thursday reported that 99% of employees have complied with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
All employees were required to be fully vaccinated or request a medical or religious exemption by November 7.
Just under two weeks later, the agency says that the mandate has been successful.
Charleston County Administrator Bill Tuten said that only six out of 1,333 employees under his administration failed to comply.
The widespread compliance with the mandate “is about responsibility and respect for… fellow employees, and for those we serve on a day-to-day basis,” according to Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor.