Wynn Resorts doesn’t require employees 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 have weekly tested or vaccinated. Both can be done on site.
“I don’t think it’s our job to prescribe vaccines for everyone, but I do demand that we are Covid-free in our employees,” he said in an interview about “Mad 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 have chosen not to require workers to have a Covid-19 vaccine, despite many experts saying it would be legal for employers to make preventive healthcare mandatory. Approximately 3 million people in the US now get gunshots 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.