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Masks Optional for Las Vegas Visitors As County Implements Mandate for Employees

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Las Vegas is requiring employees to wear face coverings indoors, however, the rule has not been put in place for visitors.

The new mask order, which went into effect on Wednesday, was approved by the Clark County Commission during an emergency meeting, according to the county. It requires all employees who interact with members of the public or who are in close contact with co-workers to wear face coverings through at least Aug. 17.

The mask order was made following the recommendation of the Southern Nevada Health District.

“We can’t afford to allow hospitals to become… worse in terms of their crowding and we cannot afford to have this economy suffer in the slightest,” said Commissioner Jim Gibson, who proposed the mask mandate, according to ABC News, adding, “We have to do something.”

While the mask mandate only applies to employees, the county

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