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Nevada’s Gaming Control Board Will Enforce a Mask Mandate Imposed by Clark County

Chicago and Hawai‘i health officials advise against travel to Las Vegas as COVID-19 cases climb

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The Nevada Gaming Control Board says that Clark County’s mandate for employees to wear masks indoors that went into effect Thursday at midnight applies to all casinos with a Clark County business license. The county implemented a new mask mandate for employees working indoors starting on July 22 as the county’s COVID-19 continue to climb. The mandate does not apply to tourists and customers, although unvaccinated people should wear a face mask, according to guidelines from the state and Centers for Disease Control.

The news comes after Chicago’s Department of Public Health advised travelers not to visit Nevada. The health department recommended that unvaccinated people traveling from Nevada should get tested no more than 72 hours before returning to Chicago or quarantine for 10 days when they return. Health officials in Hawai‘i also warned its residents about travel to Las Vegas, saying it “poses significant risks.” LA County already advised travelers to avoid Las Vegas.

Nevada’s COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, with 942 new cases and eight deaths reported. The state’s moving 14-day average of daily reported cases increased from 675 to 692. The state recorded 348,040 cases and 5,797 fatalities due to complications of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The county commissioners plan to revisit the new mandate on August 17.

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