REMINDER:

MANDATORY COVID-19 Update - EMPLOYEE MEETING
Led by Dr. Beth Hodges

Wednesday, August 25th
8:00 A.M. 
Microsoft Teams


Click HERE to Register: 


Dr. Hodges holds numerous roles, including family medicine physician at Hodges Family Practice in Asheboro, NC, Medical Director for Triad Healthcare Network's Primary Care Division, and Medical Director for Well Care's Triad Home Health branch. She earned her medical degree at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. The purpose of Wednesday's meeting is to share the latest information about the COVID-19 Delta variant, the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine, and patient stories from the front lines. Immediately following her presentation, she will host a live Q&A for employees. 


REMINDER:

 

If you haven't already done so, please remember to send your COVID-19 vaccination card or your vaccine declination form to HR. This request pertains to ALLWell Care Health employees (clinical and administrative).
 

This information will be instrumental when we make decisions regarding future office safety protocols and PPE procedures. Your vaccination status will remain confidential, and any information you provide will be securely stored. Further instructions are below for your use, as well as additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine.
 
It is important to note that our Well Care offices are still operating largely virtually, with few necessary exceptions. Therefore, if you need to pick up supplies or go to the office for any reason, please notify your Director of Operations or Regional Director ahead of time and remember that masks are required while you are in the office.
 
Vaccine Status: Reporting Instructions
*This request pertains to ALL Well Care Health employees (clinical and administrative). We ask that you please complete the following steps by Friday, August 20th. Note that, like all personnel information, we will keep this data confidential and secure.
  1. If you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, please send a photo of your vaccination card to HR@wellcarehealth.com.
  2. If you have chosen not to get a COVID-19 vaccine, please fill out the attached declination form and email it to HR@wellcarehealth.com.
 
COVID-19 Information & Update
Our battle against COVID-19 is far from over. The U.S. is experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases among those who are unvaccinated. Key metrics are increasing, including hospitalizations, the number of people going to the emergency room with COVID-like symptoms, and the percentage of positive tests. Anyone who hasn’t gotten vaccinated yet is urged to do so to protect themselves and the community. Getting vaccinated prevents serious illness, hospitalizations, and death (even with the Delta variant) and slows community spread.  Rigorous clinical trials among thousands of people ages 12 and older have proven that vaccines are safe and effective, and more than 160 million Americans have been safely vaccinated.
 
Individuals who aren’t vaccinated should continue practicing the three Ws.
 
In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people who live in areas with high or substantial levels of transmission wear a mask when in indoor public settings - even if they are vaccinated.  
 
NCDHHS Guidance
https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/media/2859/open
 
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/your-vaccination.html
 
Guidance for fully vaccinated people:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html
 
Myths and facts about the COVID-19 vaccine:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html
 
How to find credible information about the COVID-19 vaccine:
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/evalwebs.htm