In July, the insurer first introduced its plans for the return to happen in mid-September. Vacationers additionally revealed that a part of the return plan would see workers provided the choice of working two days per week from their properties. Nevertheless, Vacationers has determined to delay its return in recognition of the hazards of the COVID-19 delta variant.
“All through the pandemic, we’ve had no larger precedence than the well being and security of our workers,” a Vacationers spokesperson mentioned in a press release. “In mild of the uncertainty surrounding the delta variant, we’ve determined to delay our formal return to the workplace plan by no less than one month.”
Hartford Courant reported that Vacationers will proceed to observe steerage from each state and federal well being officers. Vacationers at present employs about 7,000 folks within the Hartford space.
In the meantime, neighboring medical insurance firm Aetna mentioned that it nonetheless plans to return its 5,000 workers to its Hartford places of work in September, however has additionally confirmed that this plan “might change as the general public well being scenario stays fluid.”
Connecticut officers have mentioned that 148 individuals are at present hospitalized with COVID-19.