New Jersey casino employees listed to be vaccinated

Atlantic City casinos aim to have all their staff vaccinated by May 31.
Atlantic City casinos aim to have all their staff vaccinated by May 31.

The New Jersey authorities have included casino employees on the list for the Covid-19 vaccine as part of the hospitality workers priority.

US.- New Jersey casino employees, most of them from Atlantic City casinos, will be vaccinated this week after a decision of the governor Phil Murphy, who expanded the eligibility for vaccination to gaming workers considered as a part of the hospitality staff.

Workers started receiving Covid-19 vaccinations at the Atlantic County Convention Center Monday morning.

The Casino Association of New Jersey, AtlantiCare and a local casino workers union are working to get all the employees of the nine Atlantic City casinos – around 25,000 people – vaccinated by Memorial Day (May 31).

Lori Herndon, president and CEO of AtlantiCare, said: “Getting our local hospitality workers vaccinated is an important part of protecting our community and creating a safe, healthy environment for those who look forward to visiting our region every year”.

Governor Murphy’s government has recently announced a loosening of restrictions and allow casinos to operate at 50 per cent capacity and offer indoor dining services.

Casinos in Atlantic City reopened last July at 25 per cent capacity.

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