American Savings Bank announced today that “after much thought and solicited comment from its team members,” it is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees by October 31.
This is one of the many upcoming initiatives that ASB is launching in its fight against COVID-19 to get more people vaccinated and help save lives.
“American Savings Bank has always been a company that cares deeply about its teammates, customers and community and is at the forefront of our concerns as we take this next step to protect public health and avoid further pressure. on our overwhelmed health care system, ”said Beth Whitehead, executive vice president and chief executive officer. “As over 90% of our teammates are vaccinated and the majority support a vaccination requirement, it was important for us to survey teammates and get as much feedback as possible before making this big decision. “
Employees who have a medical condition that makes them unable to be vaccinated can request a vaccination waiver. People with an approved exemption will need to take a weekly COVID-19 test, provided by the ASB, and show proof of a negative result.
“We believe this is the best decision for our teammates, our customers and our community,” said Whitehead. “It is our civic duty as good corporate citizens to do all we can to end the pandemic. “
ASB, the state’s third largest bank, joins First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawaii and Territorial Savings Bank in requiring vaccines for all of its employees.
In an effort to get more Hawaii residents vaccinated, ASB is also partnering with Hawaii Pacific Health to provide free vaccination clinics in Aala Park. The first is September 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second is October 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Participants will receive free gifts and treats after their vaccination.
ASB is also a sponsor of the state’s #HIGotVaccinated campaign and is offering three residents a chance to win a $ 5,000 cash prize to get vaccinated.