Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Workers May Get $1 Million in COVID Vaccine Incentives
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has actioned an employee bonus to encourage workers to be vaccinated in the coming weeks. According to the stipulated incentive plan, if 80% of the casino’s workforce gets vaccinated before May 1, 2021, employees will receive bonuses.
The incentive works as an addition to a tiered plan that the casino already has in place. Currently, vaccinated casino workers will receive the following cash bonuses if the stated milestones are met:
- 60% of workers vaccinated – $50
- 70% of workers vaccinated – $100
- 80% of workers vaccinated – $250
- 90% of workers vaccinated – $350
- 100% of workers vaccinated – $500
The casino hopes that the incentive bonus will lead to a healthier environment for both casino workers and visitors.
Speaking in an interview with Casino.org, The Cosmopolitan’s CEO and president stated the following, “We believe that expediting the vaccination process is the most effective and integral step towards ensuring our employees’ and our guests’ safety and the successful return of travel to our city.”
The casino has stated that employees who do not get the vaccine will be required to get a PCR test weekly. This will cost employees $30 out of pocket, with other costs being covered by the casino.
Las Vegas Hoping to Return to Normal by June
This week, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak set a goal to have the state operating at 100% by 1 June. This may seem like a lofty goal given that currently, only 20% of the state’s population has been vaccinated against COVID-19.
As for employees of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, free vaccines are currently available on an onsite clinic which has been open since 22 March. Alternatively, vaccines are available at various sites spread across Clark County.
The Cosmopolitan joins a long list of casino groups, including Las Vegas Sands Corp., Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts International, Red Rock Resorts Inc., and Caesars Entertainment, in providing their employees with onsite vaccinations.