Wynn Resorts Staff don’t need to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but the Las Vegas-based casino operator is keeping a program in place to keep the coronavirus at bay.
Matthew Maddox, managing director of Wynn, told CNBC’s Jim Cramer Thursday that employees can choose to be tested or vaccinated on a weekly basis. Both can be done on site.
“I don’t think it’s our job to prescribe vaccines for everyone, but I do request that we be Covid-free in our staff,” he said in an interview about “Bad money. “
About 60% of Wynn employees have been vaccinated, Maddox said. The company reported around 27,500 employees at the end of last year, including 14,400 in the United States.
The Wynn Las Vegas Encore Hotel is a community vaccination center that has given more than 40,000 vaccinations, Maddox said, including 4,000 employees.
“We just keep doing everything we can to create a safe environment that we know will be fun because it’s coming,” said Maddox. “The fun is coming.”
Wynn is one of many companies that decided against the requirement that workers receive a Covid-19 vaccine, although many experts say it would be legal for employers to prescribe health care. About 3 million people are currently shot dead in the US every day as states drop age restrictions.
“”I think our best days are ahead of us in the not too distant future. “
Wynn’s shares were up 0.61%, trading at $ 133.49 on Thursday. The share gained 18% this year, surpassing the previous S&P 500.