All Tesla employees at the company’s battery plant in Reno, Nevada, must wear masks indoors from Monday, Wall Street Journal reported. The factory already required COVID-19-unvaccinated workers to wear masks indoors, but the new rule also includes vaccinated workers.
By Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center More than 26,000 new COVID infections and 298 deaths have been reported in Nevada in the past month. The center estimates that nearly 47 percent of the state’s population has been vaccinated.
At the start of last year’s pandemic, Tesla CEO Elon Musk opposed COVID restrictions, including home stay orders in Alameda County, California, where its Fremont plant is located. Although the company in the end agreed to cease operations temporarily At the Fremont plant in March 2020, Musk announced in May 2020 that he reopened the factory against local shelters and went so far sue the county court and threatens to relocate Tesla’s operations out of California. In November, Musk tweeted that he probably had ”moderate covid case. ”
August 3 this year in California updated his mask rules, which requires 2-year-olds and older to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak revived that state mask mandate at the end of last month, just before the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The people of Nevada must wear a face mask in public indoors in provinces with a “substantial or high broadcast”, including Clark, where Las Vegas is located, and Washoe, where Reno.