January 21, 2021
Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners,
We have 2 additional cases of Covid-19 to report today. One is a staff member who does not work in healthcare. This staff member does not have any symptoms and tested positive through our monthly testing. The second case is a resident in our nursing pavilion.
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.
This week 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 email@example.com, Julie Parker, Chief Operating Officer, at 404.201.7067 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Liz Woltzen, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, at 404.231.8269 or email@example.com.
President & CEO