The COVID-19 vaccine, first administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020, is an important step in slowing the spread of the pandemic, says United Healthcare. In order to alleviate concerns based on receiving the vaccine and possible side effects preventing employees from work, The Crosby Group provides team members globally with a Vaccine Support Program.
The program allows employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine with four additional hours of sick paid time off, or equivalent, to alleviate any concern based on sick leave. The leadership at each location is tasked to accommodate and support individuals experiencing post-vaccine side-effects.
Currently, as of Feb. 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that over 40 million first doses of the vaccine were administered, while 15 million people received their second dose in the United States.
“Safety is core to who we are, and we don’t want our employees choosing between getting the vaccine and earning a full paycheck,” Robert Desel, CEO of The Crosby Group, said. “Our Vaccine Support Program removes that barrier and supports our team of essential workers.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have been committed to our core value of safety, both for our employees and our customers. This program is the next logical step in doing our part to keep our team members, their families and the communities in which we operate safe.”
Additional Company Covid-19 Procedures:
- The Pandemic Safety Council partners leadership and medical experts to monitor Covid-19 best practices
- Work from home procedure
- Travel restrictions and guidelines
- Site health screening procedures
- Social distancing policies
- Increased utilization of cleaning protocols
- Virtual customer support and training
- Flexible work schedules
Information provided by The Crosby Group and edited by Chantal Zimmermann.