The delta airline will penalize with 200 dollars to employees who are not vaccinated

Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta, has sent a statement to its employees in which it details some of the measures that the company will take to increase the percentage o

The delta airline will penalize with 200 dollars to employees who are not vaccinated

Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta, has sent a statement to its employees in which it details some of the measures that the company will take to increase the percentage of vaccination between its employees, which is currently around 75%, up to 100%. In this way, the airline will penalize unvaccinated workers, who will have a $ 200 surcharge at their health insurance premium.

This penalty argued by the manager, will serve to "address the financial risk that the decision not to be vaccinated is creating" in the firm, which has paid $ 50,000 for each hospitalization by Covid-19.

"The most recent variants of the virus make it clear that there is still work ahead," explains the manager, who remembers that infections between vaccinated are less common and usually present less symptoms.

Thus, as Bastian advanced, from this moment all unvaccinated employees must wear a mask at all times while in Delta installations, a requirement that will keep at least until the number of contagions stabilizes.

On the other hand, since September 12, in the United States all workers who have not completed the pattern will have to carry out a weekly test while the Community cases index is high. The positive results will come with isolation,

Likewise, since September 30, covered by local and state legislation, Delta will only give financial protection aid against the virus to those employees who have been infected if they were vaccinated.

Updated Date: 25 August 2021, 13:10

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