Las Vegas Mask Mandate: Authorities to Crackdown

Las Vegas Mask Mandate: Authorities to Crackdown

New Years is upon us, and the Las Vegas mask mandate is still in effect. Now, the Nevada Gaming Control Board says they will ramp up enforcement efforts for the big holiday weekend. Their efforts come from the passage of Emergency Directive 045, which requires everyone to wear a face mask in all public indoor settings with substantial transmission of Coronavirus. That includes those who are fully vaccinated.

This means that any person in a Nevada casino, restaurant, tavern, bar, nightclub, or other public setting will be required to wear a face mask. That applies not only to visitors and guests, but to casino and hospitality workers as well.

The Board plainly stated “With another sharp increase in cases of COVID-19 occurring in Nevada, the… Board expects each of its licensees to ensure compliance with Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Directive”, adding that the Las Vegas mask mandate and the Board’s directive were written to adopt the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Board also made it clear that any licensee in violation of federal, state and local laws and regulations also violate Regulation 5.011, which the Board can use to seek disciplinary action via the Nevada Gaming Commission.

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