January 20, 2021
Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners,
We have 3 additional cases of Covid-19 for healthcare staff working in our nursing pavilion we need to report. The second floor will be back on quarantine as a result. All of our nursing residents were tested this week and we are awaiting those results.
Though many of our residents and staff were vaccinated at our clinic on Monday, January 11th, the vaccine’s full efficacy is not in effect until 10 days after receiving the second dose. Even after the second dose, the vaccine is not 100% effective. It is important that everyone continue to wear masks, social distance, and avoid indoor spaces where you cannot wear a mask.
Yesterday we announced our policy that all employees will be required to have received all necessary doses of the Covid vaccine by June 1, 2021 as a condition of employment. We feel that this is a necessary step we must take to ensure the safety of our entire community, both our residents and our staff. Our second clinic for the vaccine will be held on February 1st. Any residents or staff who were not vaccinated at the last clinic will have the opportunity to get vaccinated at this clinic. First doses of the vaccine will not be administered, however, at the third clinic on February 22nd.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach me at 470.381.6790 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Julie Parker, Chief Operating Officer, at 404.201.7067 or email@example.com, or Liz Woltzen, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, at 404.231.8269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
President & CEO