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American Family Insurance supports Wisconsin mask order

Studies show masking is critical tool in reducing COVID-19 spread


In keeping with our approach to protecting our employees and supporting communities, American Family strongly supports the Wisconsin statewide mask order.

A recent editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed numerous studies and affirmed that cloth face coverings can be an important tool in reducing community spread of COVID-19, especially when worn universally.

As a major Wisconsin and national employer, American Family Insurance has focused on the health and wellbeing of our agency owners, employees and communities since the worldwide pandemic was declared in March, including quickly enabling our workforce to work remotely. We have also joined with other Wisconsin businesses to improve COVID-19 testing processes statewide.

We follow CDC guidelines in our decision-making and require the small number of employees who must work at our offices to wear masks to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

In keeping with our approach to protecting our employees and supporting communities, American Family Insurance strongly supports the Wisconsin statewide mask order.

“As a company, we support healthy individuals and communities in many ways,” said Jack Salzwedel, CEO of American Family Insurance. “This includes our agency owners, our employees, our customers and potential customers. We believe in the strength of our communities and this is another way to keep our communities healthy and safe during this time."


About the American Family Insurance group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 254 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.