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Las Vegas to Require Masks Indoors Including on Casino Floors

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”

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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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Viva Las remote office? Allegiant Air to pitch ‘work from Vegas’ travel packages to boost bookings

No-frills Allegiant Air unapologetically caters to vacationers, but the crushing coronavirus pandemic has it scouting a new type of traveler, too.

The Las Vegas-based airline in late August plans to start peddling work-from-Las Vegas travel packages, including nonstop airline tickets and a hotel room. The pitch: Fly, stay, work and play.

“We’re working with a top Las Vegas casino resort operator to capture opportunities presented by the rise in remote working,” Scott DeAngelo, the airline’s chief marketing officer, teased on the airline’s earnings call Wednesday. “The business traveler paying on the corporate card is now giving way to the individual travelers paying their own way to work remote,  but away from home.”

The targets: professionals in larger cities Allegiant serves, including Oakland, California; Cincinnati; Indianapolis; Rockford, Illinois, outside Chicago; and even close-by Phoenix, DeAngelo said in an interview with USA TODAY.

Allegiant is hoping you'll hop a plane for a new remote-work experience.
Allegiant is hoping you’ll hop a plane for a
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