Mount Rose Ski Tahoe, NV, is the latest resort to require that employees be vaccinated for covid-19 ahead of the start of the 2021-22 winter season. Aspen Skiing Co. recently announced that they would be mandating their employees are vaccinated too.
“Our intention is to do everything we can to open and operate safely all season long, and that starts with requiring our employees to be vaccinated. We are confident that the wage increase and cost of living adjustment that will also go into effect this season will help us to both remain competitive as an employer, and attract and retain top talent across a variety of positions.”
– Mount Rose Ski Tahoe marketing director Mike Pierce
In the same announcement, Mount Rose also revealed that it has raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all positions that were previously below and will provide a five percent cost-of-living increase for year-round and full-time employees. Entry-level positions will now be paid well above the Nevada minimum wage of $9 per hour and above California’s $14 per hour minimum wage.
Another resort, Steamboat, CO, is currently considering mandating employee vaccinations. A resort spokesperson said they are waiting for the official order from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, reports the Steamboat Pilot.
“Steamboat Ski Resort leadership continues to discuss this topic daily. Our current policy is asking staff for proof of vaccination and requires staff who do not show proof to wear masks while working indoors.”
– Loryn Duke, the resort’s director of communications told the Steamboat Pilot
President Biden announced last week that employers with more than 100 employees must mandate vaccines or weekly covid tests.