Industry CEOs Say Vaccine Mandate Singles Out SNFs

Operators were left scratching their heads when the Biden administration “singled out” nursing home staff in its vaccine mandate, noting their residents are interacting with many more people — who don’t have such requirements — across the health care continuum.

“Our residents go all over the place… 50% of our cases in the last month, resident cases, are fully vaccinated residents and are from other settings because we had no positive staff in our building,” Carespring Health Care Management CEO Chris Chirumbolo said during a panel discussion at the Skilled Nursing News RETHINK conference.

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