“We tried to react and do everything we can to help the community with this. I mean, we decided to stay open 24 hours, ”he added. “It was a decision the company allowed us to make, and my construction executives, construction workers and I felt that we wanted to try to serve the community in this way.”
In person, he has not yet signed up for the vaccine.
“As I understand it, unless you are older, the waiting list for the people here who have signed up is long,” said Van Horn. “I follow the logs … I think there are a lot of people who will probably need it before me.”
With more vaccine available, Van Horn is sure he will sign up.
But for now it’s business as usual for us, he added.
Casey Schwarting, Columbus Hy-Vee store manager, said it was great to help the community.
A company Hy-Vee office declined to comment on vaccines and referred the telegram to the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association.
“Anytime we can help our community, that’s a good thing,” said Schwarting. “It was worth it to keep our employees healthy during this time and to serve our community.”