FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 1, 2021
Laura Sildon, Volunteers of America National Services
240-447-3418 or LSildon@VOANS.org
Volunteers of America National Services Adopts COVID-19 Vaccination Standard for All Healthcare Staff That Work or Travel to Our Communities.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 1, 2021—Volunteers of America National Services continues to be a proactive leader in protecting those we serve and our team members by establishing a vaccine standard. We are following our established high quality standards of care and asking all VOANS healthcare staff who travel to or work within our communities/agencies/programs, volunteers and contractors to be protected by the COVID-19 vaccine. All required doses of the vaccine should be received by October 1, 2021 in order to be fully vaccinated by October 15, 2021.
The organization’s response provides ample time for employees to schedule and receive the vaccinations. VOANS is also working to provide opportunities to receive COVID-19 vaccination(s) onsite. We are grateful for the time, expertise and heart our team gives every day and the policy is in place to provide a safe place for everyone who works and lives in our facilities.
“VOANS is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our residents and staff. The COVID-19 vaccination is a scientifically proven way to protect our team members, residents, volunteers, friends, family and the community at large. . This adopted vaccine standard is our part of the nationwide solution that allows all of us to fully live our lives.” said Sharon Wilson Geno, EVP and chief operating officer, Volunteers of American National Services.
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About Volunteers of America National Services
VOANS, part of the Volunteers of America family of organizations, provides affordable housing and healthcare services in over 40 states in Puerto Rico. The organization employs over 3,100 professionals who provide high quality services and care to our clients. As one of the largest non-profit affordable housing owner/operators in the nation, the VOANS portfolio includes over 240 properties and 15,000 affordable housing units. VOANS also operates over 46 senior healthcare programs, including skilled nursing, assisted living, home health care, adult day and Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). For more information on VOANS, please visit our website at www.voans.org.
About Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America, is a national, faith-based nonprofit dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, Volunteers of America supports and empowers America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including the housing and health care services provided by VOANS, Volunteers of America helps 1.5 million people in over 400 communities. For more information, visit voa.org.