COLLINSVILLE – During uncertain times like today, utilities are essential to keep some kind of normalcy. Like most other businesses, Ameren Illinois is taking steps to protect workers and strengthening the power grid during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Richard Mark, President and Chairman of Ameren Illinois, said they understand the utility’s responsibility to maintaining quality of life across the state.
Some of the measures Ameren has taken include having most of their office staff work from home, having grid workers practice social distancing and having grid workers wear protective gloves and eyewear. Earlier this month, the utility announced they would halt service disconnects through the outbreak to help residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.