Delta Air Lines said that as of November 1, unvaccinated staff will pay up to $200 a month more for their company health insurance, depending on the coverage. It will also limit the number of sick days unvaccinated employees are allowed to take if they contract Covid-19. It will also require unvaccinated employees to take weekly Covid tests. “The average hospital stay for Covid-19 has cost Delta $50,000 per person,” the airline said. “This surcharge will be necessary to address the financial risk the decision to not vaccinate is creating for our company.” Since the rise of the Delta variant, all cases of Covid-19 among Delta employees have been among the unvaccinated, according to the company.
📸: Delta Airlines