Dear Century Park Associates,
As COVID-19 continues to circulate globally, a high level of vaccine and infection-induced immunity and the availability of effective treatments and prevention tools have substantially reduced the risk for medically significant COVID-19 illness. These circumstances now allow public health efforts to focus on sustainable measures to further reduce significant illness as well as to minimize the strain on the healthcare system.
Century Park Associates is very grateful for all our associates. Associates across the country stepped up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and our residents and all our associates have worn procedural or N95 masks consistently over the past two years.
COVID-19 vaccines are highly protective against severe illness and death and Century Park Associates will continue to strongly encourage residents and associates to be fully vaccinated (means a person has received their primary series of the COVID-19 vaccines.)
Beginning October 1, 2022, updated mask guidance will go into effect at Century Park communities. Please see the attached Mask Guidance for details. In short, Associates who are fully vaccinated will have the personal choice to go without a procedural mask.
Unvaccinated associates who have received a medical or religious exemption from the vaccine may remove their mask only if the county positivity rate is below 10%, the community is NOT in outbreak status and when not providing direct care to a resident. Unvaccinated associates must wear an N-95 mask per the exemption when providing direct care to residents and continue to submit to weekly testing to ensure their safety and the safety of our residents.
State and local county jurisdictions will always supersede our company protocol. Century Park Associates always reserves the right to change our updated protocol based on the needs of our residents, associates, and governing bodies.
Chief Operating Officer