July 16, 2021
If you haven’t already been vaccinated against COVID-19, please do so at your earliest opportunity. It’s important to keep ourselves and others in our communities healthy and safe. Receiving the vaccine is not a guarantee you won’t get the virus or a variant, but even a first dose lessens the severity of symptoms should someone contract it.
Ninety per cent of consenting Full Services residents received their second dose in April. As of July 16, 90 per cent of employees had received their first dose and 74 per cent their second, and those numbers will keep climbing.
We are now mandating that all new employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. Existing employees who choose not to be vaccinated for valid reasons will be unable to pick up shifts in an outbreak community and put on unpaid leave of absence for the duration of the outbreak.
You can watch this video that celebrates our employees’ and residents’ efforts through the past year, encourages everyone to get vaccinated, and reminds us all to continue being cautious. It’s a conversation led by Olivia Chubey, Chief Service and Operations Officer, with Sandi Montford, Aspen Community Manager, and Carolyn MacEachern, Housekeeping Manager.
Let’s keep our communities free of this virus and its variants.
We know that even after a person has been vaccinated, they can still carry the virus and be contagious. Please continue exercising caution and being vigilant.