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Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County offering PTO if employees get vaccine

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Posted at 9:58 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 11:58:36-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County announced it is offering its 107 employees incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Hopefully, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with COVID-19,” said Colleen Braga, Executive Director. “I am happy to hear that so many of us have already received or will soon receive the vaccine—this will put us on the fast track to helping our community and our operations return to normal.”

A news release from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County says all staff is encouraged to get the vaccine. With documentation, the club will provide paid time off for employees to get the vaccine and employees who prove they got both doses are eligible for an extra PTO day to be scheduled on an approved date.

"Safety is our number one priority," said Joey Schueler, Director of Operations. "The vaccine will help inoculate staff, providing an extra layer of protection for our kids so we can increase services sooner. We want to ensure every child has a place to learn, a place to belong, and a place to become, and I'm proud we are able to offer this proactive incentive policy that allows our staff a paid day off while helping to build herd immunity against further community spread.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County remained open during the pandemic to offer all-day childcare to essential employees and frontline workers. The club opened two additional sites to provide more support with virtual school and a safe place for kids to be while their parents worked.