COVID-19 immunizations will soon be required for personnel at some for-profit long-term care homes in Saskatchewan.
The rule will take effect on October 12th, according to a partnership of care facility and retirement home operators.
It has an impact on nine Revera sites and nine Extendicare operations in Saskatchewan.
That includes the Regina Extendicare home linked to roughly 40 deaths, a home now under co-management through the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Unvaccinated employees are more likely to bring the virus to work as infection rates rise across the country, according to a news statement from the groups.
“By eliminating the need for seclusion and disruption of everyday activities, this policy will improve residents’ safety and quality of life… it also ensures continuous access to visits from family members, which are vital to the well-being of all individuals in our care.”
Staff who have not received all of their vaccinations by October 12 will be placed on unpaid leave.
Source_ The Canadian Press