This week, we continue to see our vaccine effort positively impacting our COVID numbers. The decline in cases has also kept staffing levels constant. Nearly 70% of our members accepted vaccines and nearly all traceable COVID-positive cases occurred in individuals who declined the vaccine. This is positive news and we are trending in the right direction.Again, we strongly encourage all members to get the vaccine and help keep all our members and their families safe.
Additionally, we had over 100 retirees respond to the call to help our IMT and vaccine delivery teams. We are all set for now in two-week increments. We have the list and as needs arise we will draw on those members who will, in turn, receive the vaccine for their efforts to help our communities. Thank you again to our incredible membership both active and retired for always stepping up!
Finally, we would like to remind you to sign up for our blood drive! The Red Cross is experiencing a severe shortage of blood due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has not only limited donors but also available sites for blood drives.
This drive will be open to the public but by appointment only. No walk-in accepted. We also require donors to fill out an online form in advance, wear a face covering or mask for your appointment, and adhere to our social distancing requirements.