Updated: January 10, 2021
First and foremost, Vi is committed to the safe, efficient, and timely distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine distribution process is changing rapidly as supplies of the vaccines are being allocated and distributed by the federal, state and local governments. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made recommendations on how the COVID-19 vaccination should be facilitated, state agencies and local jurisdictions will ultimately decide who will receive the vaccines, where and when.
Individually and through our industry associations, we are exerting pressure on government and regulatory agencies and our pharmacy partners to expedite the vaccination for all our Care Center & Independent Living residents and staff.
Each Vi community will notify residents of all options for vaccination as soon as they become available. We remain diligent in our efforts to obtain vaccinations in the coming weeks for all residents, and we are grateful for your patience.
Reopening the community
At the same time, 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.
We are grateful for the cooperation and spirit of Vi residents and staff throughout the pandemic. Their well-being has always been our priority, and it will remain so as we continually assess the efficacy of our reopening strategy at each community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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