West Virginia mayor wants $500 for vaccinated workers

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HARLESTON, W.Va. — The mayor of West Virginia’s largest city wants to give $500 to all city workers in Charleston who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin announced Tuesday that she sent a letter to the City Council requesting approval for either a cash payment or a $500 health savings account contribution to eligible employees.

Workers must have at least two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The city says the payment would come from the city’s allocation of American Rescue Plan funding. Goodwin anticipates the cost would be $450,000 if all city employees participate.

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