Dollar General announced today it is offering its workers four hours of pay if they go and get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available in their phase.
It is currently only applicable to frontline workers, but it plans to extend it to its distribution and transportation teams. It is only an incentive and the company will not require its workers to get the vaccine.
The following is a statement released by the company:
“We do not want our employees to have to choose between receiving a vaccine or coming to work, so we are working to remove barriers (e.g., travel time, mileage, child care needs, etc.) by providing frontline hourly team members with a one-time payment equivalent of four (4) hours of regular pay after receiving a completed COVID-19 vaccination and salaried team members with additional store labor hours to accommodate their time away from the store.”