To Serve and To Protect
Even with widespread vaccination across our nation, vigilance remains the watchword as we move out of the worst of the pandemic.
For our seniors’ sake, MorningStar continues its coordinated defense across every aspect of our operations, including the “Triple Crown”: hand hygiene, masks (where required), six-foot distance. We remain diligent in matters of infection control, taking all necessary precautions incumbent upon us as healthcare professionals.
With the advent of multiple variants in the virus, we have seen the return of tightened regulations for some states and increased freedoms for others. As a now well-established procedural standard, we keep abreast of each state's phasing and pacing, sharing details directly with residents and family members. For the most accurate local information, call the MorningStar community of interest to you.
In states where vaccine mandates for healthcare workers are being issued: By the strict and clear parameters of our operating license, MorningStar has followed and will continue to follow specific State orders—including any vaccine mandates for team members. However, as it is imperative that we respect freedom of choice for our team, MorningStar will accommodate any who choose to submit a medical or religious exemption in States that mandate the vaccine.
With release of the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine (also referred to as “updated” COVID-19 vaccine booster dose), we continue to offer booster clinics at each community, made available to residents and team members who choose receive them. The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine includes both a component of the original virus strain and a component of the omicron variant to provide broad protection against COVID-19.
For your superb patience through the prolonged impositions of COVID-19—and for your surpassing trust in us throughout—we humbly thank you. It is our distinct pleasure to serve.
Chief Operating Officer
MorningStar Senior Living
AFFIRMING PRAISE FROM FAMILIES
- "I think the protocol at MorningStar for family communication during COVID is exactly what we need! With the inability (in some states) to physically visit…they have made it possible to communicate with employees at any time to check on your loved one. I am happy with the generosity that employees demonstrate when I call them directly! This is a reasonable and refreshing means to stay informed."
- "My appreciation for everyone at MorningStar has not diminished in any way! According to Mom’s reports, everyone is doing an amazing job of protecting and caring for the residents. "
- "Please know we are so very thankful, the precautions you are taking, the sacrifices you are making, and the fact that you continue to do it with such kind, servant hearts…we are praying for you all!"