Mississippi casino offering $150 bonus to employees for each COVID shot they get

Published 8:29 am Friday, March 12, 2021

A casino along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is offering employees $150 for each COVID-19 vaccine shot they receive.

The Sun Herald says employees at Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D’Iberville who take vaccines that require two shots will get $300. The casino has also partnered with a hospital to have vaccines administered at its clinic.

CEO LuAnn Pappas told the newspaper the casino wants to mitigate the impact COVID-19 has had on the hospitality industry.

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She said casino directors all have received COVID vaccinations. They are required for all managers.

The casino is also giving employees time off to get the vaccine at another site.