Delta Air Lines will impose $200 surcharge on unvaccinated employees

Posted on AllSides August 25th, 2021
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Unvaccinated Delta Air Lines employees who refuse to get inoculated against the coronavirus are going to pay the price.

Starting Nov. 1, unvaccinated employees on Delta’s account-based healthcare plan will get hit with a $200 monthly surcharge.  

It's a necessary policy, according to CEO Ed Bastian, who noted that the average hospital stay for COVID-19 costs the carrier about $50,000 per person. 

"This surcharge will be necessary to address the financial risk the decision to not vaccinate is creating for our company," Bastian said in a memo to employees Wednesday. 

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