Detroit school teachers and staff who are vaccinated eligible for $500, two sick days

Teachers and other Detroit school employees who get a COVID-19 vaccination are eligible for a $500 bonus and two additional sick days.

The sick days are intended to help school employees who might have side effects after a shot.

But Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says the sick days can also be carried over if not used.

The vaccine bonus will be paid with COVID-19 money from the federal government.

More than 30% of school staff have been vaccinated.

Detroit has stopped regular in-person learning through at least May 11 because of rising COVID-19 cases in Detroit.