Governor of New Jersey wants to vaccinate all casino employees
As is known, the gambling industry is completely legal in the US state of New Jersey. Due to the global pandemic, all casinos in this state were closed for a short time, but then reopened, and since then they have been operating under significant restrictions.
Given the fact that the gambling industry brings large tax revenues to the local budget of the state – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has decided to lift some restrictions on local casinos, allowing them to have 50% visitor capacity.
In the new decree, Murphy expanded the priority right to COVID-19 vaccinations for casino employees.
Overall, there are 25 000 casino workers and local unions across the entire state, and the Casino Association of New Jersey and AtlantiCare are already actively working to vaccinate all employees in the industry.
According to AtlantiCare CEO Lori Herndon, vaccinating gambling and hospitality industry employees is an important part of protecting the community and creating a safe, healthy environment for those who look forward to visiting the region every year.
Perhaps, in the near future, the local authorities will lift other restrictions, and the gambling industry will begin to revive faster in this state. It does seem likely, given the fact that the gambling industry helps to cover parts of the budget gap (thanks to paid taxes) in a large number of US states.