Published On: Thu, Jul 29th, 2021

Netflix to Join Facebook, Google in Mandating Vaccines for On-site Employees

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Netflix will impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the cast and crew of all of its U.S. productions—the first major Hollywood studio to do so. According to a report from Deadline, the vaccination mandate applies to all actors and any crew who come into close contact with them—also known as “Zone A” workers. Exceptions for the requirement could include religious, medical, and age reasons, but are likely to be rare, the outlet reported. Netflix didn’t respond to a request for comment by press time. It comes amid a surge in cases nationwide of the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant, and as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its mask-wearing guidance to state that fully vaccinated individuals should wear masks indoors in some areas. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told reporters on July 27 that research indicates that “on rare occasions, some vaccinated people infected with the Delta …

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