The COVID-19 vaccination policies and deadlines implemented by several of the country’s largest post-acute care operators will remain intact after President Joe Biden announced a vaccination requirement for nursing home employees earlier this week.
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the largest nonprofit multi-site senior care organization in the 2020 LZ200 listings, was one of skilled nursing’s first large vaccine mandators.
Good Sam announced its requirement for all staff to begin vaccinations by Nov. 1 in late July. At the time, President and CEO Randy Bury told McKnight’s Long-Term Care News that adding the workplace safety measure might help with recruitment. He believes requiring vaccines can attract already-vaccinated job candidates and help retain staff who worry about developing breakthrough cases or carrying the virus home to their families.Read more from McKnight's Long-Term Care News