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Alliant Energy reached out to The Iowa Standard to explain its recent shift in position related to disclosing vaccination status and wearing face masks among its employees. The company said its top priority is the health and well-being of its customers, communities and employees.

“Throughout the pandemic, every decision was based on the health and well-being of our workforce so we could ensure continued delivery of reliable energy to our customers,” the company said. “As a basis for our decision making, we continuously monitored the CDC’s recommendations and then used them as a guide in evolving and updating our processes and guidelines.”

Many of Alliant’s employees chose to get a vaccine, the company said. And while the company recognizes and fully supports choosing to be vaccinated is a personal choice, they are guided by their values to “do the right thing and care for others.”

“To continue serving customers with safe and reliable service, we recently updated our processes to include requiring employees to self-identify if they are vaccinated,” the company said. “Employees who do not choose to disclose their vaccination status will be required to wear a mask. We will continue to evaluate and update our policies, using the CDC updates as guidance.”

You can read the original article about Alliant Energy below:

Alliant Energy changes tune, now requiring employees to disclose vaccination status or wear a mask

Author: Jacob Hall