BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos National Laboratory employees have been notified that due to the increasing spread of the COVID-19 Delta Variant in surrounding communities, all employees should be prepared to wear a mask on-site starting Monday.
Legacy waste cleanup contractor N3B has told its employees in an email that “out of an abundance of care and concern for its workforce and consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance as well as N3B’s current metrics, effective Monday, all employees, visitors and subcontractor employees, “no matter vaccination status, will be required to wear face coverings in all indoor areas, including vehicles and work areas or while performing activities that require close contact.” The email says N3B will “continue to monitor this dynamic situation, and recognize the challenges and concerns caused by the uncertainty associated with the virus”.
The Los Alamos Reporter reached out to LANL Friday morning, however a statement will not be available until Monday.
Los Alamos County Manager Steve Lynne told the Reporter Friday afternoon that the County is considering the current situation but no decision has yet been made about making masks mandatory for County employees or for County facilities.
Los Alamos Public Schools Supt. Jennifer Guy said LAPS is awaiting guidance from the Public Education Department and will make a decision after that has been received.