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