News Release

COVID-19: Our Commitment to Associates

A letter from our Chairman & CEO

March 26, 2020

To my Kum & Go family,

In these unprecedented, challenging times, our Store Associates have been on the front lines of this national emergency, embodying our core values every day. In recognition of their significant contributions to keeping our communities fed and fueled at this critical juncture, Kum & Go is proud to announce the following:

  • Effective immediately, we are raising our pay for all Store Associates (including General Managers) by $2 an hour backdated to March 16th and until May 3rd . We will continue to monitor and review as the situation evolves.
  • We are offering spot bonuses to all Associates who lead COVID-19 related store sanitation safeguarding; and additional “Thank You” bonuses to all General Managers and District Supervisors.
  • All Store Associates will be able to enjoy a free meal during their shift; this is in addition to the everyday discounts offered all Associates.

These new policies come alongside our organization’s ongoing commitments to our Associates’ health and well-being. Those commitments include: fourteen-day paid leave for all Associates needing to quarantine, free COVID-19 testing, waived telehealth fees for those on our health plan, our Associate loan program, and our Employee Assistance Program for mental health support.

Our communities depend on our 400 stores for food, fuel, and so much more. The commitments we’re making today will ensure our people are able to continue to serve communities in this time of extraordinary need. Nothing is more important than our Associates’ health and well-being, and I am proud that we are able to stand by them, their families, & the communities we proudly serve today, and always.


Kyle  J. Krause