Starting Friday, Nevada will require masks to be worn indoors, including on Las Vegas casino floors, adopting the latest guidance from the CDC.
The state’s Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an emergency directive implementing a mask mandate “consistent with the guidance issued by the CDC, and any subsequent guidance issued by the CDC.”
The mandate comes just days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended people wear masks indoors “in areas with substantial and high transmission,” regardless of their vaccination status. In Nevada, 12 of 17 counties are currently classified as having either “substantial” or “high” risk of transmission, including Clark County where Las Vegas is located.
In recent weeks, the country has seen a rise in coronavirus cases, most of which are attributed to the highly contagious delta variant. Nationwide, 49.94% of counties are considered as having a “high” risk of transmission, and another 16.68% are at “substantial”