StorageMart, which operates more than 200 self-storage properties across Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, is offering $100 in cash to all of its U.S. employees who get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 31. As part of its incentive program, the company has also challenged other self-storage owners to follow suit.
The moves come as hospitalizations and deaths from the COVID Delta variant have risen sharply among the unvaccinated. “Stopping the virus takes everyone, and the vaccine is a safe and effective tool to help us do that,” said Cris Burnam, CEO. “The COVID-19 vaccine is now widely available, and we want to encourage everyone who can get it to do so.”
“The responsibility is ours to do what we can to help stop the virus,” wrote Marketing Director Sarah Little in a company blog post. “Today, we asked our team to join us in protecting our communities by getting vaccinated. Getting vaccinated adds another layer of protection for our employees, our coworkers, our customers, our families and loved ones.”
Burnam would like to see other self-storage operators mobilize a vaccine effort. “Our employees carried our industry through a tough time. I challenge every self-storage operator to follow suit and incentivize their teams to become fully vaccinated against this virus,” he said.
Founded in 1999 and based in Columbia, Mo., StorageMart is privately owned and operated by the Burnam Family, which has been in the storage industry for four generations. Its portfolio consists of more than 15 million square feet of storage.
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