(AP) — The state of Hawaiʻi says 88% of executive branch employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 92% are expected to be within the next month. The state released the data after Gov. David Ige this month began requiring state employees to either show proof of vaccination or get tested every week. The data cover 14,000 employees. The figures exclude Department of Education and the University of Hawaii workers. The state Department of Human Resources Development said 87 employees applied for exemptions from the vaccination or testing requirement. Eleven workers were placed on leave without pay because they didn’t comply with the requirement.
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