As we all know, the world has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. About a year and a half has passed and some businesses, especially small and local businesses are just trying to survive. PLM is always trying to find ways to keep the ir employees safe while working. From requiring PPE such as masks and gloves, to completing temperature checks and COVID-19 screening every morning and contact tracing, it is obvious that employee’s safety is a top priority while also trying to stop the spread of COVID-19.
While PLM’s leadership has not mandated the vaccine, they have expressed that they think getting vaccinated is the right thing to do. This past week they hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Maltby office. Human Resources Manager, Matt, worked hard to provide the opportunity for unvaccinated employees to receive the vaccine. The event was the second of two clinics which featured representatives from the Department of Health and Centro Cultural Mexicano. Between the two clinics, employees were able to get both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, making sure they are considered fully vaccinated.
The vaccines were free for any employee that decided they wanted to get vaccinated, and there were qualified representatives from the Department of Health who answered questions about the vaccine and helped ease any doubts employees may have had.
The clinics would not have been possible without the help of the Washington State Department of Health and Cultural Centro Mexicano. However, the events were more than just vaccine clinics, they were a bonding experience that felt more like a mini fiesta. Between Cultural Centro Mexicano getting Mariachi Ayutla to provide live music and PLM’s go-to for all Special Projects, Amber, for coordinating with The Vet Chef to provide tacos, the team was able to enjoy quality time together while actively taking steps to protect themselves from COVID-19. It took a lot of teamwork to bring these events together, but the hard work paid off as PLM is closer to stopping the spread of COVID-19.