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CMS Vaccine Mandate

We are writing to provide information on the recently published CMS rule which requires that all team receive a COVID-19 vaccination and the policies and procedures that we have developed and are implementing to ensure compliance with the new rule.

This mandate had been placed on a temporary hold, however is currently active effective 1/14/2022.

Here are 3 easy ways to find out.

  1. Ask at your facility for the next clinic date.
  2. Text your zip code to “438829” and a list of local vaccine providers will be sent to your phone from vaccines.gov.
  3. Visit vaccines.org.

On 11/30/2021, U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty in Monroe Louisiana, temporarily blocked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from enforcing its vaccine mandate for healthcare workers until the court can resolve legal challenges.  This ruling, coupled with a recent ruling in St. Louis, halted the mandate in all 50 states.

This ruling has been overturned and the mandate was re-enacted on 1/14/2022. 

We still believe in the importance of vaccination and will continue to encourage and provide opportunities for all residents, team members, vendors and families to get vaccinate.

Should the rule be reimplemented there will continue to be 2 available exemptions.

  • The Medical exemption, as defined by CMS, only applies if there is a clinical contraindication or precaution to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine (example – an allergy to the ingredients within the vaccines). Additionally, one may receive a temporary medical exemption for 90 days following monoclonal antibodies, convalescent plasma or a case of severe COVID-19. Having had COVID-19 or the antibodies are NOT medical exemptions. These are CMS & the Biden Administration’s rules – not Carespring’s.
  • The Religious exemption is for just that, your sincerely held religious belief. Religious exemptions are not political views, personal views regarding COVID origin, vaccine development or effectiveness.

These forms are linked on this page. For further assist team members can request consult with department head.

If you intend to request an exemption from the vaccination requirement, we encourage you to do so well in advance of the deadlines noted above.

We will continue to monitor these requirements and will provide additional information if necessary.

Religious Accommodation Request Form Medical Exemption Request Form