COVID swap being inserted into vial Surcharges for state workers and adult dependents on their plans will go into effect in July 2022. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Nevada state workers enrolled in public employee health plans who are not vaccinated must pay a surcharge under a new regulation enacted on Thursday. This is the first requirement of its type in the nation.

Unvaccinated workers will be charged up to $55 per month to offset the costs of testing those who haven’t gotten shots that are required in certain workplaces, according to regulations passed by the state Public Employees’ Benefit Program Board.

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