We are pleased to share that this week marks a new milestone in our fight against the pandemic. For the first time in more than a year, we can report that we have zero known positive cases across HumanGood communities and support centers. We are appreciative of the truly heroic efforts of our residents and team members during this challenging time. We will continue to make the health and safety of our residents and team members our top priority, and continue to do all that we can to keep this dangerous virus at bay.
As the seventh largest nonprofit senior living organization in the country, with 96 affordable housing communities and 21 life plan communities across eight states, we operate in a complex environment. We continue to monitor the situation daily, and our communities are updating their residents, family members and team members regarding changes at the state and local level.
We encourage anyone who is able to get the COVID-19 vaccination. The more residents and team members that are vaccinated, the safer our communities will be and the closer we are to breaking the transmission of COVID-19.
Our life plan communities continue to operate with restrictions, although they are gradually opening up depending on state and local regulations. Masks are required for all while in our communities and we continue to ask residents to practice physical distancing as much as possible.
All visitors, vendors, contractors, team members and residents are screened upon entry into our life plan communities to investigate any travel exposures and to confirm to the best of our ability that they are symptom-free. Any team members experiencing symptoms are required to report their symptoms and/or diagnoses to their supervisor and are strictly prohibited from coming to work in accordance with CDC guidelines.
With respect to the life plan community residents in our care, we are monitoring and focusing on symptom screening, infection surveillance, reviewing procedures and continuously adapting our reopening plans.
We encourage our affordable housing residents to follow local public health guidelines. In addition, we have taken measures including increased cleaning of all common areas on a regular basis; signs are posted throughout the community encouraging physical distancing and frequent hand washing.
Our teams are continuing efforts to keep all communities stocked with medical supplies and sanitizing agents/products.
Again, the health, security and safety of our residents and team members is our highest priority. We will continue to monitor local, state and federal reports, and share information as it becomes available.