BRENTWOOD, Tenn.—To help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, MAPCO will provide paid time off to its more than 3,200 team members across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia so they can get vaccinated against COVID-19.
MAPCO’s CEO Frederic Chaveyriat battled COVID-19 back in December 2020 and has taken a firm stance to fight the virus and educate his employees.
“MAPCO is passionate about prioritizing the health and wellbeing of our team members. For MAPCO team members interested in getting vaccinated, MAPCO is providing all hourly team members eight hours of pay and salaried team members with eight hours added to their paid time off allotment upon completion of their vaccination schedule,” Chaveyriat said in a press release.
As MAPCO stores continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, all stores employ rigorous and frequent disinfecting processes while closely following the latest information and guidelines from local, state and federal government agencies and health organizations. Plexiglass shields have been installed in every store and masks, gloves and hand sanitizer have been provided to all team members.
Additionally, MAPCO has installed gloves at the fuel pumps as another step to help to stop the spread. To support social distancing efforts, store occupancy has been limited and MAPCO has placed physical in-store indicators on floors to support appropriate distancing.
Companies across the United States have been steering clear of mandating the COVID-19 vaccination. Instead, many are opting to offer incentives to employees who get vaccinated. Read more about various incentives being given as well as what legal experts are saying regarding the incentives in NACS Daily.
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