Updated: May 7, 2021
Since the coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020, Vi has been committed to the health and well-being of its residents and employees during this tumultuous time.
Vi continues to take necessary health and safety measures to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 at our long-term care communities.
As such, effective August 1, 2021, Vi will require all community-based workers and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of continued employment with us. For more details about this policy, please see our FAQs.
The vaccination mandate does not apply to Vi residents or their personal visitors and guests. Currently, an overwhelming majority of Vi residents have chosen to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We are grateful for the cooperation and spirit of Vi residents to “do their part” throughout the pandemic.
According to the CDC, vaccination against COVID-19, together with following COVID-19 safety precautions, is the most effective way to protect individuals against COVID-19 infection and prevent further COVID-19 transmission to others.
Reopening the communities
Each of our communities continues to implement a cautious, multi-phase strategy to reintroduce activities and services in adherence with state and local health agency guidelines.
This strategy provides a framework for gradually modifying our COVID-19 protocols in Independent Living, with Care Centers following a separate plan. While we continue to focus on detection and prevention of the coronavirus, our goal is to methodically reopen our community’s services, activities and common areas in phases once the established criteria are met.
As we continue our phased approach to reintroducing activities and services as appropriate, many measures like testing, screening individuals as they enter the community, sanitation, and other protocols continue to be vital work for our teams.
Vi continues to offer virtual resources to bolster the mind, body and spirit of our residents to help keep them active, engaged and connected.
We have developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to address specific issues in more detail. Download our FAQs document.
For additional information about COVID-19 and the vaccine distribution process, please visit the following resources:
- CDC: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: hhs.gov/coronavirus/index.html
Should you have any questions regarding a specific community, please contact the Executive Director at the community. For media or press inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com.
While social distancing measures are meant to maintain physical well-being, a grassroots initiative at Vi at Bentley Village is hoping to maintain residents’ emotional well-being.
via Naples Daily News
Vi at Aventura launched "Cooking with Bubbe," an online series in which residents share traditional kosher-style recipes. "My goal is to have fun and to spread a little bit of joy during these uncertain times," said resident Susan Shovers.
via the South Florida Sun Sentinel
At Vi at La Jolla Village, staff members are holding daily pep rallies for quarantined residents. Every weekday is an opportunity to wear a different color, do a new activity, make a little noise, and say hello.
via San Diego Union-Tribune