SEIU 503 and The Avamere Family of Companies are working together to protect employees at the company’s long-term care facilities in Oregon.
“Under the agreement, Avamere said it will communicate with workers about potential risk or exposure to COVID-19 and the company will pay workers who cannot report to work because of a confirmed case of the disease. The company also agreed to create a pool of paid time off for employees to use before tapping their own leave. Employees who are unable to report to work due to child care issues stemming from the virus can draw on the pooled time-off bank. The company also agreed to follow state and federal public health guidelines for providing personal protective equipment to its employees provided the materials are available.”
Other nursing homes in Oregon need to follow this model.
In order to ensure that Oregon’s seniors are safe and to protect workers on the frontlines of COVID-19, it’s critical that other nursing homes in Oregon follow the example set by Avamere. Click here to sign the petition today.