Information for Covia employees

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We have developed some guidelines on Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely (en español), which can be easily applied to any holiday or other event. We strongly encourage you not to celebrate in person with those outside your immediate household, and to find creative ways to connect with your loved ones remotely. 

We also have a Thanksgiving message from the COVID-19 Task Force here. We are thankful for you every day. 

This is a stressful and anxious time for everyone. Please reach out to your HR representative or Concern, Covia’s Employee Assistance Program, if you need help. For Immediate Support call: 800-344-4222 or visit We encourage you to schedule time off to maintain your own well-being.

Our communities have begun to receive vaccination clinics through their pharmacy partners, with more scheduled throughout the next two months. We have prepared a Vaccination Information Memo for Covia employees in English and Spanish. LeadingAge has a page of COVID-19 vaccine information and resources on their website here. The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine has also created a Q & A document, which we have posted on our website here. If you have other questions or concerns about the vaccine, please talk to your Medical Director, Health Care Administrator, Executive Director, or Housing Administrator, or send your question to the COVID-19 Task Force at

We encourage all employees who are able to get a flu shot to do so as soon as possible. The flu vaccine is available now and covered by most insurance, usually with shopping discounts. Find out Where You Can Get A Flu Vaccine or contact your healthcare provider.

Message from Kevin Gerber:

Residents and family members have been invited to post video messages of thanks to residents. New videos will be posted to CoviaNet and to Covia’s YouTube channel. Take a look!

On Wednesday, April 29th, Covia launched the Essential Support programs, offering additional financial and material support in recognition of your dedication to your work and the ongoing contributions you make on behalf of Covia’s residents. The program used feedback from the recent employee survey to ensure that you are getting support that truly helps you in your daily lives. Thank you for your feedback. 

We provide regularly updates about any COVID-19 cases affecting our communities here.  

Community employees are doing an essential job and may report to work under the guidelines of the statewide Shelter In Place order. You should have received a letter from your manager that you can show to authorities, if necessary. The Support Services office in Walnut Creek is still closed, but team members are working from home and available to support you.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is very important that you get screened every time you come to work and are honest about any symptoms you might have.

If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms of acute respiratory illness such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, do not report to work. Instead, please contact your supervisor to advise that you will be unable to work, due to illness.

If you have any of these symptoms, 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills or repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

we strongly recommend that you contact your personal physician for medical attention, an evaluation, and testing for COVID-19.

Please follow the guidance of your supervisor or community regarding additional safety requirements, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), or other requirements.

For more information, please refer to the Employee FAQ.

We encourage all employees to download the ADP app to their phone or log in to online for updates. 

Last update: 1.15.2021