Fayetteville City Council approves cash incentives for workers to get COVID-19 vaccine

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Fayetteville City Council votes unanimously to approve cash incentives for workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The resolution approves specific people for $100 cash incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine and it starts immediately.

“I think this is a very timely resolution with the amount of stress our hospitals are facing and the number of people on ventilators and are dying,” said City Attorney Kit Williams. “Really, as much as a city we can do we should do.”

“If we vaccinate another 4,000 people it would save the city, hospitals, etc. way, way, way more than $400,000,” said Sloan Scroggin, a board member on the council.

The idea was presented by council member Matthew Petty.

“I hope that as we administer and launch this program that we all join this call upon the courts, libraries, schools, clinics and all employers to try to mask us with this and if you are able to, to be our partners in marketing and outreach to your own workers.”

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