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State Farm Adopts Masks Mandate

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Emily Bollinger
State Farm has instituted a face mask mandate at each of its hubs, including Bloomington.

State Farm has announced a change in its face mask policy, following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control to combat the spread of the high contagious COVID Delta variant.

“State Farm is requiring face coverings for everyone in our hub facilities in Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, and Bloomington, beginning today,” public affairs specialist Gina Morss-Fischer said in a statement. “We will continue to monitor trends and guidance and make adjustments as needed.”

Employees for the Bloomington-based insurer have started to return to the office in a hybrid format since early spring, after most worked entirely from home for more than a year during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

In April, State Farm said it planned to have close to 70% of its nationwide workforce working both in the office and at home. State Farm has about 58,000 employees across the country.

Many businesses, schools and other institutions have shifted mask protocols following the CDC’s announcement this week that areas experiencing significant COVID=19 spread should mandate masks for everyone, including people who are fully vaccinated.

According to CDC data, McLean County is experiencing “substantial” COVID transmission.

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