Inspirit Senior Living to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for All Employees
PRESS RELEASE | UPDATED AUGUST 2, 2021
MCLEAN, Va., August 2, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Inspirit Senior Living is taking an essential step in protecting the health of residents, staff, and the surrounding community with a new policy requiring all staff to be fully Vaccinated against COVID-19.
This vaccination mandate will apply to all staff, temporary staff, volunteers, vendors, and visitors at all Inspirit Senior Living communities.
This new policy comes as the highly infectious Delta variant has caused coronavirus cases to rise in every state, with some of the highest numbers in states with low vaccination rates.
Dave McHarg, Chief Executive Officer of Inspirit, said, “The safety of our residents and team members remains at the heart of all that we do. And at this time, we are diligently working together to achieve the very best outcomes possible in the face of this continued threat.”
All Inspirit Senior Living personnel impacted by this policy will be required to submit documentation indicating their vaccination status or will be instructed on how to request an exemption for religious or medical reasons.
Throughout this pandemic, Inspirit has offered educational resources, transportation, on-site vaccine clinics, and rewards programs for vaccinated team members. With this new drive, Inspirit will also be offering additional PTO for those who choose to get vaccinated in response to this new policy.
Vaccinations are not currently required for residents at Inspirit Senior Living communities; however, all community members are encouraged to get vaccinated unless underlying health conditions do not permit.
How Inspirit Senior Living is Responding to COVID-19
Dear Inspirit Community,
I’m hoping this letter finds you well.
I am very proud of each one of our Executive Directors, their teams, and the on-going efforts in keeping your loved ones safe. Our Community Enrichment Directors have done a great job in keeping the residents connected. I encourage all of you to follow the Inspirit Senior Living Instagram page and check out the shenanigans!
Most states, as you know are re-opening, however we must adjust to a new normal. Keeping the residents and staff members protected and safe remains our top priority. At this time, our visitation restrictions will remain in place per state and CDC guidelines. We all have a duty to protect their well-being. We appreciate your understanding and ongoing commitment in keeping them safe.
Here are some of the approaches we’ve been taking during these unprecedented times:
- Personal Protective Equipment
We have been working very hard behind the scenes to ensure each community has the appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for each employee. These items include masks, gowns, hand sanitizer, and face shields when needed.
- Testing Kits
Inspirit Senior Living is very excited to announce that we currently have Covid-19 testing kits available in all 15 of our communities. This provides us with the peace of mind knowing we have testing available on-site for all of our residents whenever needed.
- Disinfecting Technology
We have also invested in, for the safety of our residents and staff, a state-of-the-art disinfecting and sanitizing system for each community. This Protexus System is an electrostatic handheld sprayer that has 360-degree coverage to clean around curved and hard to reach surfaces.
As we continue to navigate through this pandemic, we remain steadfast in our efforts in keeping our communities Covid-19 free.
We have an on-going commitment to provide our staff members with the most up-to- date resources available in the prevention, spread, and the containment of Covid-19.
Lastly, we are humbled by your generosity, kindness, and the love that you have shown to our amazing and dedicated teams.
Dave McHarg, President
Inspirit Senior Living
At Inspirit, we have an ongoing commitment to providing the latest resources to families and residents.
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We are in this together. Thank you to the Inspirit community for taking a moment to share your gratitude and stories of encouragement. #inspiritstrong
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