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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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Iceland Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions for Locals and Visitors

As Iceland’s vaccination rates continue to soar, the government has decided to lift all COVID-related restrictions at the border and within the country.

As of midnight on Saturday, June 26 both visitors and residents of Iceland are no longer required to wear face masks, social distance, or limit the number of attendees at gatherings.

Additionally, starting July 1 vaccinated travelers who submit valid vaccination certificates or certificates of prior infections will not need to be tested at the border. Children born after 2005 and fully vaccinated travelers will also no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Only travelers with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency will qualify for this change in regulations.

“We are regaining the kind of society which we feel normal to live in and we have longed for,” Iceland’s Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir said in an announcement on Friday,

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Visitors to Kauai Can Test Out of Quarantine Starting Next Month

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The Hawaiian island of Kauai will rejoin the Aloha State’s Safe Travels program next month after temporarily opting out of the policy, which allows visitors to skip the mandatory quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 prior to arrival.

Travelers to Kauai will once again be allowed to roam the island in search of waterfalls and coral reefs when the island rejoins the program on April 5, Hawaii’s Gov. David Ige confirmed on Friday. The statewide testing program was first launched in October and requires visitors to get tested at a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified laboratory.

In December, Kauai temporarily opted out due to increasing COVID-19 cases before instituting a “resort bubble” system that would allow travelers to avoid quarantine if they tested negative before coming, stayed at an approved property, and tested negative for a second time more than 72 hours after arriving.

“The increased restrictions

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Hawaii visitors happy with trips despite virus restrictions

HONOLULU (AP) — A survey conducted by the Hawaii Tourism Authority has found that visitors to the islands between late December and early January were pleased despite limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.



a group of people sitting at a beach: Waikiki (October 20, 2020)


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Waikiki (October 20, 2020)

A majority of visitors who traveled to Hawaii from the continental U.S. said their pre-travel testing through the Hawaii Safe Travels program went smoothly.

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Nearly 90% of visitors surveyed reported their visits were “excellent.”

The survey conducted between Dec. 21 and Jan. 4 gauged visitor experiences with the state-operated Safe Travels program and overall trip satisfaction.

Among those who said they were unhappy with their trips, 39% said their dissatisfaction was rooted in a lack of available activities in the midst of the pandemic.

Only 29% of respondents claimed they were able to do everything they hoped for during their trips, with the majority citing

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