Serving the most vulnerable in our society during a global pandemic is very important and challenging work. Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) has announced we are moving towards mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for all continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and ERS support services staff effective, September 25th, 2021. Staff working in the Affordable Living by ERS communities will need to be vaccinated by the beginning of 2022. You can read the announcement to staff by clicking here.
The following page offers information about the vaccine, resources to learn more about COVID-19 and its spread, common myths, and testimonials from our own staff on why they chose to get vaccinated.
Read our series of myths and facts released earlier this year. Click here or on the image below to download the series.
Information about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine from the FDA.
NPR - With The Delta Variant Spreading Fast, Is It Time To Mask Up Again?
The Dispatch - Unvaccinated staff eyed in rising nursing home cases, deaths
The Hill - Low vaccination rates among nursing home staff imperil elderly
McKnight's - BREAKING: LeadingAge joins call for COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all healthcare workers
Our staff has worked tirelessly to provide the best, most engaging, and safest care for our residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now we have the opportunity to better protect you, our communities, and ourselves by getting vaccinated against Covid-19.
Listen to "Our Why," as staff explain their personal reasons for being vaccinated.
Dr. Jeff Schlaudecker - Medical Director
Beverly Edwards - Executive Director of ECH
DD Farmer - Household Coordinator at Deupree Cottages
Joy Blang - Executive Director of Philanthropy
Ruth Ison's Daughter
Laura Lamb - President & CEO