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Nevada Allows Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks, Following CDC Guidelines [Updated]

Updated with a list of casinos that allow vaccinated customers to leave the mask at home, but businesses can still require that everyone wears a mask

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Two showgirls wear a mask at a Vegas Golden Knights game on April 3.
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After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its mask guidance that now allows those who are fully vaccinated to go without wearing a mask, Nevada followed suit. Gov. Steve Sisolak already signed Emergency Directive 045 on May 3, which permits Nevada to follow CDC guidance on wearing masks.

The new guidance from the state does not require nor prohibit private entities from confirming the vaccination status of people. Employers and organizations are encouraged to post signs with the latest CDC mask guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated customers.


Private entities and organizations may have mask policies that are more restrictive than the CDC’s guidance, and employees should follow their workplace’s COVID-19 safety protocols.
 That means restaurants, bars, and even casinos can still require everyone to wear a mask.

People are considered vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Those who are not vaccinated should continue to wear masks indoors and outdoors when they cannot avoid close contact with others.

One caveat: Nevada gave counties the authority to mandate social distancing requirements and occupancy levels on May 1. Clark County remains at 80 percent occupancy levels with three feet of social distancing, although a group of casinos received exemptions from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to open at 100 percent occupancy.

The Clark County Commission plans to discuss mask guidance during its next meeting on May 18.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board also said it will allow casinos to follow the state’s guidelines for masks at indoor and outdoor gaming floor areas.

Already, Wynn Las Vegas says masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated customers and employees.

A running list of casinos that allow vaccinated customers to go maskless:

Aliante Casino

Aria

Bally’s Las Vegas

Bellagio

Caesars Palace

California

Cannery

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cromwell

Encore Las Vegas

Flamingo Las Vegas

Fremont

Gold Coast

Harrah’s Las Vegas

Jokers Wild

The Linq

Luxor

Mandalay Bay

MGM Grand

Mirage

New York-New York

The Orleans

The Palazzo

Paris Las Vegas

Park MGM

Planet Hollywood Resort

Rio

Sam’s Town

Strat

Suncoast

The Venetian

Wynn Las Vegas

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Park MGM

3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

Mandalay Bay

3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89119 (702) 632-7777 Visit Website

Flamingo Las Vegas

3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 733-3111 Visit Website

The Linq

3545 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (866) 328-1888 Visit Website

Cannery

2121 E Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030 (702) 507-5700 Visit Website

Encore Las Vegas

3121 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (888) 320-7110 Visit Website

The Palazzo

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-7777 Visit Website

Rio

3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 777-7777 Visit Website

The Cromwell

3595 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 777-3777 Visit Website

The Orleans

4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 365-7111 Visit Website

Gold Coast

4000 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 367-7111 Visit Website

Planet Hollywood

3500 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 791-7827 Visit Website

Luxor

3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 262-4000 Visit Website

Sam’s Town

5111 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89122 (702) 456-7777 Visit Website

MGM Grand

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (877) 880-0880 Visit Website

Paris Las Vegas

3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Harrah’s Las Vegas

3475 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (800) 214-9110 Visit Website

Suncoast

9090 Alta Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145 (702) 636-7111 Visit Website

The Venetian

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-1000 Visit Website

Wynn Las Vegas

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-7000 Visit Website

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