Atria advocated for residents and staff by partnering with other healthcare industry professionals to make our communities a top priority for the vaccination program. We recommended that each individual state include our residents and staff to be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as we have always made the safety and health of residents and staff a priority.
The first vaccine clinics for Atria communities started at the end of December 2020 and continued through April 2021. In addition, Atria required that all employees be fully vaccinated by May 1, 2021. This was a foundational milestone in the “Sleeve Up Atria” initiative, which was designed to vaccinate more than 20,000 residents and more than 12,000 employees across 28 U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces – all of whom received the vaccination.
As of December 1, 2021, Atria has near 100% staff vaccine participation, with ongoing plans to make COVID-19 boosters available to both residents and staff as needed.