Employees at NPR could lose their jobs if they forget or refuse to wear masks, and a snitch hotline has been set up to ensure the rules are followed.
Dylan Byers of Puck News obtained an internal memo which encourages workers to tattle on those who dare show their faces in the work place.
“NPR is maintaining a very strict mask policy, and has set up an HR tip line for employees to report on colleagues who are not adhering to guidelines—with the possible result of discipline and even termination,” Byers reported.
The memo he shared is titled “Safety Protocol Reminders and Tips Enforcement.” It asks people to confront their non-compliant colleagues about masking.
“We have asked on-site supervisors to remind staff of the masking requirements when needed,” the note says. “Masking is still required, unless recording alone in a studio, working alone in an office with the door closed, or actively eating or drinking. (And “actively” does not mean occasionally drinking from a water bottle.)”
NPR adds it will exempt certain people from mask-wearing in “extremely rare” cases, but noted prior approval from management will be required.