Sumary of Major Nursing Home Chain Mandates Employee Vaccinations Genesis HealthCare, a major chain of nursing homes and senior communities, is now requiring all employees and vendors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to keep their jobs.:
- The company said 85% of residents and 65% of staff had voluntarily gotten vaccinated.
- “Despite vaccination rates above the national average, the growing spread of the Delta variant makes clear that we need to increase our vaccination rates substantially to better protect our patients, residents and employees,” Genesis said in a statement.
- Now we’ll do it,’” said Brian Lee, who leads Families for Better Care, an advocacy group for long-term care residents, according to the AP.
- The AP, citing government data, said 130,000 nursing home residents in the U.S. have died from the coronavirus.