Posted on January 29, 2021 by Ajla Bedzetovic
More than 90 percent of Atria communities across the U.S. have scheduled their first COVID-19 vaccine clinic, with almost half having successfully completed it. The safety of residents and staff remains Atria’s top priority, so receiving the vaccination was recently made a requirement for all employees.
Atria is working hard to bring a sense of normalcy back to community life, and making sure employees and residents are vaccinated is the first step.
The slogan “Sleeve Up Atria,” seen on posters and T-shirts throughout communities, has been used as a rally to encourage residents and employees to participate in vaccine clinics, which are administered by CVS Health professionals alongside Atria staff members.
“We can’t wait for the vaccine to come to every one of our communities so that we can help residents continue living their best lives,” said John Moore, Chairman and CEO of Atria.
More than 10,000 residents and staff have received the first dose of the vaccine, an exciting step toward a brighter future – a future filled with hugs and the joy of spending time with family and friends again.
“Receiving the vaccine was so easy and quick that I didn’t notice the shot,” said Joan, a resident at Atria Newport Plaza in California. “I’m excited to get together and spend time with friends again.”
Receiving the vaccine has prompted residents and staff to celebrate in different ways – some are preparing to reunite in person with family members, while others are writing down what they’re looking forward to doing most once pandemic restrictions are lifted.
Moore participated in Atria’s very first vaccine clinic and recognized its significance.
“From this point forward, the days get brighter,” he said. “Brighter for our residents. For our staff. For our company. And for our world.”
As the number of people receiving the vaccine continues to grow, residents and employees are looking forward to safely connecting with one another in person.
“Now that I have the vaccine, I feel much better,” said Ruth, a resident at Atria West 86 in New York. “I’ll be 100 in June, and hopefully we can have a party and my son can come.”
Atria has already conducted 100 vaccine clinics, with 400+ – and counting – scheduled to take place by April. New residents who move to Atria prior to a scheduled clinic may have the opportunity to receive the vaccine. For complete details, please contact a Community Sales Director.
As vaccine clinics roll out to all communities, safety and health will continue to be a top priority, and stringent protocols and testing will remain in place.
“I’m happy to be one of the first people to get vaccinated because I know this will be the end of the virus,” said Mary, a resident at Atria Springdale in Kentucky.
To see how Atria is creating the safest possible environment for residents and staff, visit AtriaSafeTogether.com.