Dollar General says it wants to make it easier for its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, should they desire to do so.
In a statement released Wednesday, the company said that it didn't want its employees to have to choose between receiving the vaccine or coming to work - so to make the decision easier, hour employees with the company will be paid a one-time payment equal to four hours of regular pay after receiving a completed COVID-19 vaccination.
Salaried team members who choose to receive the vaccine will also be compensated with additional store labor hours to accommodate their time away from the store.
The company says it understands the decision to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is a personal choice, and although employees are being encouraged to take it, the company is not requiring them to do so.
There are 18 Dollar General stores scattered around the Evansville area, and overall, the company operates over 17,000 stores in 46 states and employs over 140,000 individuals.
View Wednesday's full statement from Dollar General here.