How we’re responding as our vaccination rates rise.
As our vaccination rates rise and we have greater protection against the virus throughout our communities, our residents and team members are excited—it’s their time to shine. It’s their time to welcome a fresh start as they gather, visit, and enjoy the company of friends and family.
A message from Jack R. Callison, Jr.: Our new CEO speaks about Sunrise’s dedication to supporting our residents and team members as they receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Welcoming brighter days: We’re excited to begin reintroducing the group activities, social events, and communal dining that make Sunrise so special.
National updates: Our leaders are dedicated to providing transparent, ongoing communications about our COVID-19 response. Here are some of our latest updates.
Stop the Spread: We’re continuing to educate team members, residents, and families on how to safeguard one another with infection control measures.
COVID-19 vaccine information: We’ve gathered key information from public health officials to help you make an informed decision about the vaccine. Here’s what you need to know.
Our heroes: We thank our team members who continue to provide personalized care and engaging activities for our residents. See why at Sunrise Heroes Wear Orange.
Are Sunrise residents and team members receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
The vaccine has been made available to 100% of Sunrise communities in the U.S. We have also taken the important step of introducing vaccinations as a required and essential job function for all community team members in the U.S. We are supporting all residents and team members as they work to receive the vaccine.
Do higher vaccination rates mean Sunrise residents can stop wearing masks and practicing social distancing?
It remains important to practice infection control protocols—including wearing a mask and social distancing—in order to continue promoting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We will continue to monitor guidance from public health officials to understand when additional modifications may be made. Our team members are still required to wear a mask and use proper Personal Protective Equipment in our communities.
What kind of visitation is allowed in Sunrise communities?
We are supporting scheduled, socially distanced outdoor and indoor visits, depending on each community’s resumption of operations phase. Fully vaccinated residents will be able to enjoy indoor and in-suite visits with family members who have also been fully vaccinated. Learn more about our visitation guidelines.
How are Sunrise residents remaining active?
As our vaccination rates rise, and as state and local guidelines allow, we are reintroducing a number of activities for fully vaccinated residents, including socializing with other residents in common areas, in-suite visits with family members, and expanded activity offerings. We will also continue to offer our 1:1, in-suite programming and socially distanced group activities to all residents.
How are family members being updated and engaged?
It’s never been more important to communicate with our Sunrise families. We’re staying in touch with frequent emails, virtual town halls, and phone calls and encouraging transparent, two-way conversations. In addition, through our family engagement app, family members are able to conveniently view photos, videos, activities, dining menus, and more—helping everyone stay in touch and up to date. They can even share their own pictures and videos of important moments, such as the birth of a new family member. Learn more about our family engagement efforts.
Sunrise has done an outstanding job during this pandemic. I am amazed at the wonderful organization of the team of care workers, health providers and the caring attitude that is always there.
I appreciate the care the staff at Bedford Court has taken to keep residents safe during the pandemic. The communication was frequent and honest and clear. The staff were helpful and caring.
Keep up the great job you are doing keeping staff and residents safe through this pandemic. Special thank you for taking such good care of my mom.
I speak with my mom almost every day and have had a few face-to-face calls. I appreciate ALL that Sunrise staff and caregivers are doing to make my mother's residency at Sunrise as pleasant as practicable. It can't be easy!