Friday, October 15, 2021
To date, an overwhelming 89 percent majority of JAA staff has elected to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Because our most vulnerable seniors trust JAA to protect and keep them safe, and because the COVID-19 pandemic is in no way over, we have been actively working to finalize a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. A fully vaccinated workforce creates the safest possible environment for our seniors, staff, and families.
Under the direction of the Jewish Association on Aging’s Board of Directors and our senior management team, effective Tuesday, November 16, all JAA staff, agency, and private duty workers at any JAA facility will be REQUIRED to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Failure to comply with JAA’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy could result in termination.
This mandate includes the JAA campus communities of AHAVA Memory Care Center, The Arbor at Weinberg Village, The Residence at Weinberg Village, and The New Riverview Apartments alongside JAA’s downtown Squirrel Hill community, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Terrace, and all JAA’s home and community services personnel.
Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis per the process outlined in the policy that can be accessed via this link.
These are difficult times in the long-term care industry and, as healthcare professionals, JAA’s conviction and mission to serve seniors at the highest level remains steadfast.