Earlier this month, Good Samaritan Society, which operates 142 nursing homes nationwide, announced that all 15,000 staff members must be vaccinated by Nov. 1 — a position the company took after seeing a rise in resident infections in homes where unvaccinated staff also tested positive.
So far, staffing levels have remained steady, said Randy Bury, the company’s chief executive, who has argued in the past that such mandates would create safe, desirable workplaces.
But Bury argued that the Biden administration’s new policy was misguided unless it was applied across the whole health care sector. “What’s the difference in a long-term care facility or in a hospital?” Mr. Bury said. “They’re susceptible to the virus if they come in contact with unvaccinated staff.”Read more from NY Times