Chartwell Retirement Residences, Extendicare, Responsive Group Inc., Revera Inc., and Sienna Senior Living issued a joint statement today about the plan.
The group says employees who aren’t fully vaccinated as of Oct. 12 will be placed on unpaid leave of absence.
Vaccination will also be required for new hires, students and other personnel working with the companies.
The group says they don’t expect the new policy to impact staffing levels.
Thousands of long-term care residents have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began as homes across the country dealt with major outbreaks.
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