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Nevada gaming regulator lifts mask mandate

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The state of Nevada no longer requires masks to be won at casinos.

According to an announcement Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, casino patrons are not required to wear face coverings unless the casino itself has its own policy.

“Per Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Directive 052, effective immediately, individuals are no longer required to wear a mask in indoor public areas of licensed gaming facilities, unless a local jurisdiction still mandates such a requirement,” said the NGCB noted. “If a licensee is subject to a local jurisdiction’s mask requirement, the Commission expects the licensee to fully comply with it.”

“In conjunction with state and local health officials, the Nevada Gaming Control Board will continue to ensure that best practices are used to mitigate the covid-19, and its effect on licensees’ operations, and will issue further notices as appropriate,” the regulators added in the announcement.

On Thursday, Governor Sisolak commented on the decrease in the Omicron wave.

“We have seen a rapid decline in the number of cases associated with a decline in hospitalizations; a drop of covid-19 detected in wastewater, and greater availability of available tests and treatments,” he said on Thursday.