As the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant supercharges Covid-19 infection rates worldwide, Top 10 mortgage lender Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is pushing forward with its employee-centric response to the pandemic.

The company recently announced several of its health and wellness initiatives which include, among other things, company-supplied pro-grade workout equipment valued in excess of $19 million. A total of 5,828 exercise machines were made available to employees with more than one year of service with the company, enabling them to work out at home.

Fairway also offers virtual fitness classes for employees and their families, parenting webinars and mental health resources.

Fairway will continue to allow employees to choose whether to return to the office or continue working from home. So far, less than 20% have opted to return to the office.

The company’s Covid-19 response also includes:

  • Extra personal time off to deal with Covid-related challenges – time off that doesn’t reduce an employee’s standard PTO
  • Daily messages of encouragement to employees, from CEO Steve Jacobsen
  • Regular Covid update calls that include special guest experts, during which teammates can ask questions and receive answers
  • A dedicated email address employees can use to ask Covid-specific questions any time of day

Following the outbreak of Covid, the company’s nonprofit charitable organization Fairway Cares delivered more than 200 nutrition bundles to frontline workers. Over the past two years, the non-profit distributed 728 financial grants and 3,773 care packages to those in need.

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