SRC of Lexington has been recognized as a Bronze COVID Stops Here workplace for achieving a 70% vaccination rate.
The COVID Stops Here campaign recognizes Kentucky workplaces that have achieved widespread vaccination against COVID-19. Organizations that have achieved at least a 70% vaccination rate are eligible to receive a designation.
It is critical that Kentuckians work together to stop the spread of coronavirus — including the dangerous new Delta variant. Vaccination is the best way to stop COVID-19.
Rob Shear, General Manager of SRC Lexington, talked about his company’s efforts at achieving a high level of vaccination: “We believed early on that the way out of this pandemic was getting as many employees vaccinated as possible. Back in the early Spring we started educating employees on the vaccine. When shots were scarce, we had one person seeking out places to get vaccinated and then making appointments for employees. We followed that up with making sure people had access—giving employees paid time off to get their shots and to recover from vaccine side effects. Finally, we provided a financial incentive to everyone who got vaccinated and we had a raffle with some big prizes. All of this is in keeping with our core purpose here: making a better life for our employees.”
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce developed the COVID Stops Here campaign as a way to celebrate workplaces that are leading the fight to stop COVID-19 — and to encourage more organizations to join their ranks.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is Kentucky’s pathway to recovery. SRC of Lexington is helping set the bar for vaccination in Kentucky by achieving Bronze COVID Stops Here status — meaning at least 70% of their employees are now vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a great achievement and we thank them for helping our state stop this dangerous virus,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts. “Employers are playing a very important as we work to encourage vaccination in Kentucky. In order to finally put this virus behind us, we need Kentuckians to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Together we can stop this virus, let’s make sure that COVID stops here!”
Learn more at kychamber.com/CovidStopsHere