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.