With safety Banner’s top priority, it’s our responsibility to reduce risk for those we serve, and one another. We care for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and owe it to them to take every measure possible to offer the safest care environment possible.
With that guiding priority – Banner implemented a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for its team members effective Nov. 1, 2021. By taking this important step, we’re protecting our team members and patients from a disease causing significant morbidity and mortality. On Nov. 1, 2021, we’ll begin our facility screener verification process. That means prior to or upon arrival at one of our facilities, the majority of our vendors and contractors will need to complete a COVID-19 vaccine status mobile attestation. Additional details can be provided by your Banner point of contact.
To ensure this level of safety, Banner is requiring all vendors who come in contact with patient care areas or our team members to be compliant with our vaccination mandate effective Nov. 1, 2021. This is in addition to continuous masking, regardless of vaccination status.
As a valued vendor, we appreciate your patience and support as we take all measures possible to offer our patients and teams a safe place to work and receive care.
As of Nov. 1, 2021, we’ll begin our facility screener verification process. That means prior to or upon arrival at one of our facilities, the majority of our vendors will be directed to complete a COVID-19 vaccine status mobile attestation on your cell phone at https://visitorscreening.bannerhealth.com.
This attestation will include the manufacturer of your vaccine, date(s) received or if you have an exemption with your employer.
If vaccine or exemption criteria is met, you’ll be cleared to enter; if not met, you’ll be tracked as non-compliant but allowed entry to our facilities during a 60-day grace period.
After Jan. 1, 2022, those who do not meet the vaccine attestation criteria via the mobile app will not be permitted entry to facilities. In some rare instances, emergency exceptions may be granted by facility leadership.
Specific details and requirements vary depending on your unique role and engagement with Banner team members, facilities and patient care areas. Please reach out to your usual Banner point of contact for more information.
*This process is subject to change based on state and federal requirements.