Company Update

08.23.21

COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign and Paid Leave Program Changes

Vulcan is focused on protecting our employees from the COVID-19 virus and is committed to adjusting return to office plans and safety protocols accordingly. With a resurgence of positive
COVID-19 cases across our footprint, the wave of Delta and other variants, and high hospitalization rates, we are launching a vaccination campaign with cash incentives for all of our employees as well as ending the COVID-19 Leave Pay for unvaccinated individuals.

We will get through this pandemic, but it is going to take each and every one of us doing our part
to make it happen. If you have questions on any aspect of this memo, please contact Division/Corporate Human Resources.

New Vaccination Campaign with Cash Incentives for All Employees

Vaccination offers each of us and our families the best protection against serious illness and death, reduces transmission rates and limits the impact the virus can have on our business. We are launching a new COVID-19 vaccination education and incentive campaign for all employees.

  • To assist employees and their families in getting answers to COVID-19 questions, we will share information from verified, expert, nationally recognized sources addressing the facts and myths about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • In addition, each employee receiving their single dose (J&J vaccine) or 2nd dose (either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) prior to October 1 is eligible to earn up to $1,000 in individual and team-based cash incentives:
    • Individual incentive: Every person that receives their single dose (J&J vaccine) or 2nd dose (Pfizer or Moderna) prior to October 1, will receive $500.
    • Team incentive: An additional $500 will be awarded to each vaccinated person whose plant location or support department achieves an 80% vaccination rate as of October 1st. Local leadership will define the team members.
  • In addition to the incentive, COVID Vaccine Pay is still available to assist our hourly and non-exempt employees in taking time off to obtain the vaccine. Individuals continue to be eligible to receive up to 4 hours of straight-time pay for each dose of the vaccine, up to a total of 8 hours. Hourly and non-exempt individuals must show a copy of their vaccination card to their manager or POA to receive the COVID vaccine pay and to qualify for the incentive bonus. If you provide documentation of vaccination, other than a CDC vaccination card, please redact all personal medical information prior to providing to Vulcan.
  • The local HR teams will communicate the process for salaried employees to provide
    documentation to qualify for the incentive.
  • Individuals unable to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine due to a qualifying medical reason or qualifying religious belief will not be included in calculating the group vaccination rate.
    Individuals requesting accommodation will be eligible for the incentive upon contacting their
    HR Representative and providing the necessary documentation.
  • The incentive will be earned and paid on November 1st assuming the above conditions have been met. Individuals must be employed on this date to receive the incentive.

    *Note: Division and Corporate officers (VP level positions and above) will not be eligible for the incentive.

COVID Leave Pay Changes for All Unvaccinated Employees

At the beginning of the pandemic, Vulcan voluntarily created a temporary paid leave program for employees who had, were exposed to or were caring for others exposed to COVID-19 (“COVID Paid Leave”). We are ending that program for unvaccinated employees only.

COVID Paid Leave will still be available to all vaccinated employees. Individuals unable to obtain the COVID vaccine due to a qualifying medical reason or qualifying religious belief will
also have access to COVID Paid Leave.

The science and data supporting COVID-19 vaccinations is clear. Unvaccinated people are much more likely to transmit, be seriously ill or hospitalized, or die from COVID-19. And, unlike the situation early in the year, COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available to anyone over the age of 12.

This decision is supported by our culture—the people and safety tenets of The Vulcan Way—and consistent with our goal for all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they
have a qualifying medical or religious reason to not be vaccinated against the virus.

  • The CDC requires unvaccinated persons to stay home and self-quarantine for a full seven (7) days and to get a COVID test 3-5 days after returning from domestic or international commercial travel. Effective September 1, employees who are not at least partially vaccinated, and who undertake personal international or domestic commercial travel
    (plane, bus, train, ship, ferry, etc.), will not be eligible to use COVID Paid Leave for the CDC-required quarantine period upon your return.
  • Effective September 15, Vulcan will discontinue its COVID Paid Leave program for unvaccinated employees unless otherwise required by federal, state or local law, including exposures and positive cases. Other leave programs such as FMLA, short-term disability, and other state or locally- rovided leave benefits may be available to unvaccinated employees. Should you need additional information about these programs, please reach out to your HR Representative