Thursday, July 29, 2021
Announcing Temporary Changes to Our Company’s Mask & COVID-19 Protective Policies
Effective immediately, mask mandates have been temporarily reinstated for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals (residents, team members, visitors, vendors, etc.) across all communities in the Discovery Senior Living family.
In compliance with the latest guidance and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Discovery Senior Living and its family of communities nationwide now require that both fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals wear a mask indoors in public places and in areas with substantial or high transmission potential.
This policy is intended to be temporary in nature and we are hoping to lift the mask mandate in our Independent Living communities soon, but we have taken this approach as part of measured actions to reduce the risk of being infected with the COVID-19 Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others in the community setting.
It’s also been deemed necessary when considering recent CDC data which reflects more than 34.6 million COVID-19 positive cases in the last 30 days, with 80% of new cases believed to be related to the Delta variant.
Given this change, current Discovery Senior Living policies are as follows:
- Residents (both vaccinated and non-vaccinated) in Independent Living communities should now wear face masks while in public spaces of the community
- Assisted Living & Memory Care communities remain under previous guidance to wear masks at all times while in those communities’ public spaces
- All team members are required to wear face masks
- All visitors of residents, vendors and contractors should wear face masks
As always, our company is supremely committed to the protection of residents, team members, vendors and all visitors to our communities, and will continue to evaluate this situation, consider the latest guidance from the CDC and other public health authorities, and take all measures necessary to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in and around our communities.