Netflix has decided to require that the cast as well as some of the crew in its US productions be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, a move that continues to spread nationwide as the Delta version.
According to Deadline, the streaming platform for the first time recently informed its production teams that it would need to vaccinate the cast and crew working in “Zone A” in a US production.
a The assortment will include cast members and people who are in close contact with them. According to the report, Netflix plans to make some exceptions in the new vaccination policy, which do not cover age, medical and religious reasons.
Netflix also confirmed the measure, But did not comment. Similar measures have even been taken by companies such as Facebook and Google for employees returning to their offices, and President Joe Biden is expected to announce that federal employees are vaccinated for routine testing. or consent is required.
In the meantime, Apple is planning to defer the mandatory return to work policy. The company will also start requiring masks in retail stores for customers and employees, regardless of their vaccination status.
In addition, this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines for some people, including encouraging them to wear masks in indoor public settings in areas with high COVID-19 numbers.
That’s because the number of cases that led to the recommendation reversed last May’s guidance as the highly permeable delta variant continues to spread. As such, Netflix is the first major studio to announce a mandatory vaccination policy for its US productions.