Employee wellness has always been an important part of maintaining a strong and reliable workforce. Now more than ever the benefit of promoting wellness at work offers employees the opportunity to not only minimize illness, but it also shows that employers genuinely care.
As COVID-19 vaccinations become available to the workforce in Connecticut and across the country, effective communication can help companies encourage employees to get vaccinated. According to Connecticut's COVID-19 response updates, availability is coming up for frontline essential workers.
To stay ahead of the vaccination curve, download our Employee Wellness COVID-19 Vaccine Guide.
Connecticut Frontline Essential Workers Vaccination Scheduling Information
Frontline essential workers (this final definition is forthcoming, but is likely to include healthcare personnel not included in Phase 1a:
- First responders
- Agricultural workers, including farmworkers
- Food service and restaurants
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Manufacturing workers,
- Grocery store & pharmacy workers
- Public transit workers
- Food banks and meal delivery services for the elderly
- Education and child-care workers
- Solid waste and wastewater workers
- Inspectors working on site in the above locations
- Frontline public and social services workers
The bottom line: keeping your employees protected from getting sick is critical because even though many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a severe illness, have long-term health effects, or even die. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect each person, even if there isn't an increased risk of developing severe complications.
The experts at HRCG have created a detailed COVID-19 vaccine guide to assist with encouraging your employees to get vaccinated. With over 30 years of experience engaging diverse workforces, our dedicated professionals are ready to provide the guidance you and your employees need as we more forward during this crucial moment in our lives.