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Major Savannah employers not penalizing unvaccinated employees, encouraging vaccinations

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COVID-19 cases continue to increase as the U.S. enters the fourth wave of the pandemic, and some companies are taking matters into their own hands to prevent even more financial and human resource risk when it comes to transmitting the infectious disease.

On Aug. 25, Delta Airlines announced they would impose a $200 monthly surcharge for unvaccinated employees, becoming one of the first big U.S. employers to do so, but major employers in Savannah don’t seem to be taking the same steps to penalize employees. 

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported a total of 34,821 cases in Chatham County with 126 news cases on Thursday. The rising numbers are made even more critical with the delta variant, and only 47% of residents fully vaccinated, a number that has slowly increased from 41% in July. 

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