How we’re responding as our vaccination rates rise.
As we work to increase our vaccination rates, we continue to be guided by our evidence-based Infection Control and Prevention program, based on CDC guidance for long-term care communities, to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
Many thousands of residents and team members have already received the COVID-19 vaccine at community clinics. In addition, Sunrise has taken the important step of introducing vaccinations as a required and essential job function for all new and current community team members in the U.S.
We will continue working hard to increase our vaccination rates and help protect our communities.
Who are we testing?
Residents are given a COVID-19 test before moving into the community and as needed. All new team members are tested before starting, and current team members are part of our surveillance testing program.
What types of testing are we doing?
Surveillance testing of a sample of team members to identify if they have the virus and prevalence testing of all residents and team members after there is a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result.
When are tests performed?
We are performing weekly surveillance testing. Prevalence testing is conducted after the receipt of a positive COVID-19 test within the community.
What are our next steps?
We will remain nimble—adapting our approach based on the evolution of the pandemic, local area positivity rates, and guidance from health authorities.
Learn more about our testing strategy by downloading this PDF.