Nevada Casinos Welcome Removal of Face Mask Mandate

Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced an immediate end to the indoor mask mandate in Nevada.

USA. Things are starting to get back to normal at the Nevada casino. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced yesterday that the state will no longer require face coverings in arcades or other indoor public places. The change is effective immediately.

Shortly after Sisolak's press conference, Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Bryn Gibson sent a notice to Las Vegas casinos.

“In accordance with Governor Sisolak's Emergency Directive 052 effective immediately, people are no longer required to wear a mask in public areas at licensed gambling establishments, unless the local jurisdiction still imposes such a requirement,” Gibson said. “If a licensee is subject to local jurisdictional mask requirements, the Board expects the licensee to comply fully.”

Sisolak warned:

“I want to be clear the emergency is not over yet.”

And added:

“The pandemic is not over. We still have too many cases, too many hospitalizations, and too many deaths.

I hope and I'm sure, based on the data we have, that we're able to drop this and give people back some freedom. Everyone wants to go back to normal… I mean, it's been two years. I think the time has come,” the governor said.

The end of the mask mandate is good news for Las Vegas casinos. Despite record gaming revenues, casino executives said during fourth-quarter earnings calls that a mask-wearing mandate prevented some patrons from returning to Las Vegas.

Source: Focus Gaming News

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