The Nevada Gaming Control Board has decided to enforce the casino mask mandate during the Labor Day weekend. This means that visitors and employees were both required to wear a face mask. Failure to do so resulted in disciplinary actions.
Since the current COVID-19 situation is being described as a “statewide public health crisis”, the government has decided to take some additional steps in order to prevent further infections. Las Vegas has been listed among counties with high COVID-19 community transmission rates.
Released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the statement says:
“The Nevada Gaming Control Board will continue to enforce this directive with the goal of decreasing COVID-19 positivity rates in this state.”
Amanda Belarmino, an assistant professor at UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, added:
“With other places requiring vaccine cards and ID just for indoor dining, Las Vegas really is middle of the road in terms of requirements, safe without being intrusive. I think this will continue to spell success for Labor Day weekend and the beginning of fall.”
Capt. Dori Koren of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department also stated:
“It’s Labor Day weekend & we’ll be out in full force to help keep Vegas safe. So have fun, but stay safe.”
Since most casinos in Las Vegas are under Clark County jurisdiction where most of these new rules have been enforced, the state expects visitors and locals to behave properly and respect the rules.