Shots of the COVID-19 vaccine in arms are picking up quickly across the country, and a few companies are starting to call people back to work, including Clayco. One of the most important things about Clayco is our company culture, and we can’t sustain it if everyone continues to work remotely. We’ve asked our office employees to return on May 10th, not only because I believe our employees do their best work when they’re together in the office, but also because we want to set an example for other companies to show that workplaces can be safe if you implement the right training and precautions.

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Because safety is always our highest priority at Clayco, we’ve done a lot of work recently to ensure we have an even safer workplace than ever before. In addition to social distancing, desk spacing, masking, rotating employees in and out of remote work, and other creative ideas, Clayco has developed an extensive vaccination policy, encouraging all of our employees to get vaccinated once shots are readily available with exceptions for medical or religious reasons. By doing this, we can better protect the people we work with and the communities we interact with.

Our new policy is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, and all eligible employees are encouraged to receive an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination to comply with new policy that follows the EEOC rules. Vaccines are readily available now, and it is anticipated that shots will be administered at multiple locations set up as vaccine centers. The vaccines are free, but if there are other associated costs, Clayco will reimburse employees and pay them for the time taken to receive their shots. We will also accommodate a work option for those team members who request, for medical reason or religious belief, an exemption from the current policy.

As the economy begins to recover and we all adapt to a new normal by welcoming our team members back on May 10th, I believe that our work is now more important than ever. We each have a role to play in the fight against COVID-19, and these vaccines can give us hope and peace of mind as we begin our return to our in-person offices. These vaccines are available, safe, and incredibly effective. We have to draw a line, and it’s time. I know we can overcome this and any other challenges ahead of us, and together we can get back to work and also keep one another safe.

Read more about the announcement of Clayco’s vaccine mandate here.

Shots of the COVID-19 vaccine in arms are picking up quickly across the country, and a few companies are starting to call people back to work, including Clayco. One of the most important things about Clayco is our company culture, and we can’t sustain it if everyone continues to work remotely. We’ve asked our office employees to return on May 10th, not only because I believe our employees do their best work when they’re together in the office, but also because we want to set an example for other companies to show that workplaces can be safe if you implement the right training and precautions.

Because safety is always our highest priority at Clayco, we’ve done a lot of work recently to ensure we have an even safer workplace than ever before. In addition to social distancing, desk spacing, masking, rotating employees in and out of remote work, and other creative ideas, Clayco has developed an extensive vaccination policy, encouraging all of our employees to get vaccinated once shots are readily available with exceptions for medical or religious reasons. By doing this, we can better protect the people we work with and the communities we interact with.

Our new policy is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, and all eligible employees are encouraged to receive an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination to comply with new policy that follows the EEOC rules. Vaccines are readily available now, and it is anticipated that shots will be administered at multiple locations set up as vaccine centers. The vaccines are free, but if there are other associated costs, Clayco will reimburse employees and pay them for the time taken to receive their shots. We will also accommodate a work option for those team members who request, for medical reason or religious belief, an exemption from the current policy.

As the economy begins to recover and we all adapt to a new normal by welcoming our team members back on May 10th, I believe that our work is now more important than ever. We each have a role to play in the fight against COVID-19, and these vaccines can give us hope and peace of mind as we begin our return to our in-person offices. These vaccines are available, safe, and incredibly effective. We have to draw a line, and it’s time. I know we can overcome this and any other challenges ahead of us, and together we can get back to work and also keep one another safe.

Read more about the announcement of Clayco’s vaccine mandate here.