Everybody is at risk so we’re socially distancing and (mostly)working from home. However, healthcare workers still need to show up to work, putting themselves in harms way.
JetBlue wants to reward these Healthcare Heroes.
The airline is giving away 100,000 pairs of roundtrip flights to any city they fly!
The way it works is that you can nominate any “Healthcare Worker, Public Health Worker, or First Responder who are actively serving on the frontlines of the Covid-19 response.”
When JetBlue says healthcare workers, they don’t literally only mean doctors, nurses and medical-related jobs.
Eligible workers include: (from the T&Cs)
- Workers who perform critical clinical research, development, and testing needed for COVID-19 response.
- Healthcare providers and Caregivers including physicians, dentists, psychologists, mid-level practitioners, nurses and assistants, infection control and quality assurance personnel, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists and assistants, social workers, optometrists, speech pathologists, chiropractors, and diagnostic and therapeutic technicians and technologists.
- Hospital and laboratory personnel (including accounting, administrative, admitting and discharge, engineering, epidemiological, source plasma and blood donation, food service, housekeeping, medical records, information technology and operational technology, nutritionists, sanitarians, respiratory therapists, etc.).
- Workers in other medical and biomedical facilities (including Ambulatory Health and Surgical, Blood Banks, Clinics, Community Mental Health, Comprehensive Outpatient rehabilitation, End Stage Renal Disease, Health Departments, Home Health care, Hospices, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Nursing Care Facilities, Organ Pharmacies, Procurement Organizations, Psychiatric Residential, Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers, and retail facilities specializing in medical good and supplies).
- Manufacturer workers for health manufacturing (including biotechnology companies), materials and parts suppliers, logistics and warehouse operators, distributors of medical equipment (including those who test and repair), personal protective equipment (PPE), isolation barriers, medical gases, pharmaceuticals (including materials used in radioactive drugs), dietary supplements, blood and blood products, vaccines, testing materials, laboratory supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting or sterilization supplies, and tissue and paper towel products.
- Public health / community health workers, including those who compile, model, analyze and communicate public health information.
- Blood and plasma donors and the employees of the organizations that operate and manage related activities.
- Workers who manage health plans, billing, and health information, who cannot practically work remotely.
- Workers who conduct community-based public health functions, conducting epidemiologic surveillance, compiling, analyzing and communicating public health information, who cannot practically work remotely.
- Workers performing information technology and cybersecurity functions at healthcare and public health facilities, who cannot practically work remotely.
- Workers performing security, incident management, and emergency operations functions at or on behalf of healthcare entities including healthcare coalitions, who cannot practically work remotely.
- Pharmacy employees necessary to maintain uninterrupted prescription filling.
- Workers performing mortuary funeral, cremation, burial, cemetery, and related services, including funeral homes, crematoriums, cemetery workers, and coffin makers.
- Workers who coordinate with other organizations to ensure the proper recovery, handling, identification, transportation, tracking, storage, and disposal of human remains and personal effects; certify cause of death; and facilitate access to mental/behavioral health services to the family members, responders, and survivors of an incident.
- Police officers, paramedics, EMTs, firefighters, and those who are immediately responding to the scene of emergencies and accidents to provide assistance in an official capacity on the frontlines of Covid-19.
The Prizes: 100,000 Roundtrip Flights on JetBlue
- 90,000 (selected through a random drawing): Two JetBlue Travel Certificates, each redeemable for one JetBlue round-trip flight, valid from any city to any city that JetBlue flies.
- 10,000 Pairs of JetBlue Travel Certificates donated to healthcare workers across public & private hospitals in our hometown of NYC
- The person who submits the entry will be referred to herein as the “Entrant” or “Nominator”.
- In order to participate by submitting an entry as a Nominator in the Sweepstakes, you must be a legal resident of the contiguous 48 United States, including the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 16 years of age or older at the time of entry.
- The person you nominate (“Nominee”) in your entry must be a legal resident of the contiguous 48 United States, including the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 18 years of age or older who is an Eligible Healthcare Worker, Public Health Worker, or First Responder who are actively serving on the frontlines of the Covid-19
- Entrants may not nominate themselves
- Entrants may nominate as many individuals as they wish; however, each nomination must be submitted separately
- Winners are responsible for government taxes/fees associated with flight
Enter by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on May 15, 2020.
I think this is an incredibly generous thing that JetBlue is doing. I plan to nominate a bunch of people to be a #JetBlueHealthcareHero. Will you?
The only thing I’ll add is that it would be nice to see the airline also include the educators out there working tirelessly to teach their students remotely!
Find out more and nominate your healthcare hero’s here.