United Methodist Communities has announced that all associates will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 15, 2021. Listen to a conversation between President & CEO, Larry Carlson, and UMC at Bishop Taylor’s Housing Administrator, Tanya Preston, as they discuss why UMC has decided to make this decision. Click here to watch their discussion.
UMC’s frontline associates are real life superheroes, going above and beyond during this COVID-19 pandemic to serve with the creativity, compassion, and dedication our seniors and their families deserve.
The Road Forward is United Methodist Communities’ path to reopening our communities in the face of COVID-19. Reopening our communities will take time and patience. We will not “flip the switch,” but rather engage in a slow, methodical process of restarting and reopening our services. Click here to read our entire Road Forward Plan.
UMC is implementing a new procedure for associates who are taking traveling. We are mandating that any associate who travels on vacation to a state that is a COVID hotspot they will be required to quarantine at home for 14 days after return. Click here to see the hot-spot states.
UMC has formed a Coronavirus Response Team led by Elizabeth P. Andersen, Corporate Director of Compliance and Risk Management. We are continuing with the strict entry restrictions and screening programs that were put in place in early March.
United Methodist Communities is also strictly following the latest recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and county health departments as applicable.
As a not-for-profit care system, UMC derives much of its support from the generosity of donors. The United Methodist Communities Foundation is focused on doing all we can to support our health care heroes, and we need your help. Click here to read a special letter from Larry Carlson and Dr. Grant Karsner with more information.
Please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Andersen at EAndersen@umcommunities.org or your community’s Executive Director or Housing Administrator with further questions or concerns.
Thank you for your vigilance, patience and cooperation in addressing this global health risk.