Protecting Our Communities

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.


  • Using an EPA-registered, food-safe 2-in-1 sink and surface cleaner sanitizer, which has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces.
  • Regularly disinfecting high-touch surfaces and high-use common areas in addition to following all other routine cleaning protocols.
  • Following CDC hand hygiene measures and placing hand sanitizer throughout communities.


  • Implementing screening protocols for all residents, team members, and essential visitors who regularly enter the community.
  • Screening all who enter a community for temperature, potential symptoms of illness, recent travel history, and possible exposure to the virus.


  • Following guidance on social distancing for group activities and in-person visits.
  • Supporting telehealth visits with physicians and other health professionals.
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Vaccine Program

The vaccine has been made available to 100% of Sunrise communities in the U.S. In addition, COVID-19 vaccinations are 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.

Testing Strategy

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Who are we testing?

Residents are given a COVID-19 test before moving into the community and as needed. Team members are tested in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, including Executive Orders or direction from local health departments. Testing of residents and team members may also be done at the direction of their primary care physician or affiliated practitioner.

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What types of testing are we doing?

Residents and team members who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who have had a high-risk exposure to the virus are tested. If there is a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, prevalence testing of all residents and team members is conducted in collaboration with local public health guidance. Surveillance testing of team members is done in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, including Executive Orders or direction from local health departments.

We will remain nimble—adapting our approach based on the evolution of the pandemic, local area positivity rates, and guidance from health authorities.