Union Pacific Requiring Facial Coverings

Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases, Union Pacific now will require all employees and contractors wear appropriate facial coverings or masks while on company property and in company vehicles until notified otherwise.

The only exceptions to this mandate are:

  • During meal breaks or otherwise when eating and/or drinking. Social distancing of 6 feet or more must be maintained when eating/drinking and facial coverings must be worn when completed.
  • If in an office or otherwise private area, including vehicles, where no other employee or contractor is present. Once another individual enters the area or vehicle, facial coverings must be worn.
  • Where facial coverings will cause a safety hazard. Under such circumstances, employees and field supervisors should work together to mitigate the safety risks associated with wearing the facial covering while performing those work functions while reducing the potential risk of COVID-19 exposure.