State Also Staying In Phase 2 Of COVID-19 Recovery Plan
Las Vegas is open and attracting a lot of tourists – and partiers – and now they will have to have “masks up” when in the casinos, shows and even in the bars and restaurants.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered that people across the state must wear masks while indoors.
He also said the state will remain in Phase to of its COVID-19 recovery plan.
His announcement comes on the heels of Caesars Palace stating it also requires masks while indoors at its facilities.
Note the policy does not apply when outdoors such as walking the Strip or while at a hotel pool. As long as you can maintain a 6-foot distance between you and others. Still, it is certainly a good idea to have a mask with you at all times.
Regarding the bars and restaurants, you have to wear it when you are not eating or drinking. Now you can take this as an invitation to indulge – which certainly is not uncommon in Vegas – while seated.
“I don’t know why or when protecting our health and our neighbors’ lives became a political, partisan or even philosophical decision. For me it’s none of those,” Gov. Sisolak said. “It’s a medical necessity, a human obligation, and it’s good for business.”
He went onto say that “this order is a mandate for folks to wear masks. The mandate is put on individuals and on businesses. We’re hoping that they will understand the severity of the situation and voluntarily wear masks. It works. I mean every responsible medical professional will tell you a mask helps reduce the spread of an infectious disease. Anyone who’s denying that is just denying reality.”
And he said this about staying in Phase 2: Any discussion of entering Phase Three will be tabled.”
As pretty much everywhere, Nevada has seen an increase in coronavirus cases. Of course, it is also doing more testing. The positive rate is 5.7%, up slightly from the previous rate of 5.2%