19:37 PM

Nationwide responds to decision on vaccination requirement

In the wake of the United States Supreme Court ruling to block Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requirements for businesses of 100 or more employees, Nationwide will maintain its position to respect vaccination as a personal decision.

The company will continue to lead with its values, keeping employee safety as its number one priority. It is committed to equipping its employees with education about the virus through email communications, broadcasts with local health experts and online resources.

While Nationwide is encouraging all its employees to get vaccinated, it also understands that vaccination is a personal decision and not everyone has received or will receive the vaccine due to health reasons, religious beliefs or other personal reasons.

Nationwide will continue to monitor the situation and continue practices that align with CDC guidance as well as county, city and state regulations.

Nationwide will continue with its current safety protocols which include social distancing, masking on the move and an A/B rotation schedule that allows for no more than 50 percent of its workforce in facilities at any given time. These safety measures and others have enabled the company to successfully limit workplace outbreaks.

For the foreseeable future, these measures will continue in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.