Hy-Vee pharmacists and technicians who take part in the company’s rapid antigen COVID-19 testing will be offered an additional bonus for participating in the public health program, Hy-Vee announced on Sunday. Full-time pharmacists who administer the tests will receive a $500 bonus, and part-time pharmacists and technicians who administer the test will receive a $250 bonus. Hy-Vee offers protected leave for its employees who either test positive for COVID-19 or are required by health officials to self-quarantine, providing job protection for a minimum of two weeks for all employees no matter the length of service, Hy-Vee said in a statement. This year, employees also started receiving a minimum 10% discount on groceries. The company currently has 47 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations that offer or will soon offer the rapid antigen testing via an outdoor, drive-thru testing process. Patients receive same-day test results; those who want an rapid antigen test must schedule a testing time at www.hy-vee.com/covidtesting. Hy-Vee is currently searching for more than 1,000 pharmacy technicians to assist with testing and COVID-19 vaccine administration once it becomes available; those interested are encouraged to apply at www.hy-vee.com/careers.