Tesla Gigafactory Nevada is requiring all personnel, staff, and employees to wear face masks to protect themselves against the infectious virus brought by COVID-19. This mandate includes all employees, regardless if they are vaccinated or unvaccinated, as the Delta Variant puts everyone at risk. Other safety precautions are being observed by the company. 

The Delta Variant is no joke and it spreads from person to person like Chickenpox. What does this mean? It is extremely contagious and everyone is not safe from it, despite being inoculated against COVID.

Mask mandates around the country have also returned to have everyone protected from the virus. 

Tesla Gigafactory Nevada Requires Face Mask

Aerial Views Of New Tesla Gigafactory Construction Site
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GRUENHEIDE, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 06: In this aerial view from a drone, the future assembly line hall stands among other future factory buildings at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 06, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany. Tesla is planning to begin electric car production at the site by the summer of 2021 with 12,000 employees and an output of at least 100,000 cars annually.

Tesla's Gigafactory Nevada has required a face mask to be worn by everyone in the company's location in the state, especially as cases of COVID-19 continue to go up. 

According to John Hopkins' Coronavirus Resource Center, Nevada has a high count of COVID-19 positive cases around the county, and it is a mix of both regular SARS-CoV-2 and its Delta mutation. The state currently has more than 26,000 new active cases and people are all subject to its virus. 

Because of that, Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada was reported by the Wall Street Journal to be requiring all of its employees and staff to wear face masks, most especially in indoor settings. 

There would be no exceptions for Tesla's mandate for masking up, as both the vaccinated and unvaccinated would be required, otherwise, serious repercussions would be upheld. 

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Delta Variant is Contagious to Vaccinated, More to the Unvaccinated

The Delta Variant is currently the most contagious and dangerous variant of COVID-19 that has been rampant across the world. Of course, there are more to come and develop, but those are not yet in full bloom as the Delta. 

The cause of the mutation is the resistance of people to receive the vaccine, as the anti-vaccine campaign grows wild in the country. Apart from that, other countries either have a high percentage of anti-vaxxers or have no sufficient supplies of these protective doses. 

Now, the Delta is already reported to be challenging the immunity of those with vaccines, so this means that those that have not yet inoculated themselves are more likely to get infected. 

Tesla: Business as Usual?

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Tesla is "business as usual" amidst the massive dangers brought by COVID-19 and the Delta Variant. The company has been more attentive to the virus, especially after its CEO and co-founder Elon Musk initially tested positive from COVID. 

The only measure Tesla is doing is the social distancing, limited personnel reports to its factory, and the face mask mandates as per the state. Tesla has not yet announced its requirement of a vaccine for people to continue their jobs at the factory. 

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