Nevada has issued an urgent order requiring 12 out of 17 counties in the state to wear masks in public indoor spaces. Whether vaccinated..
Starting Friday at 12:01 am, mandates will be valid in Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and most of the state.
Nevada Gaming Administration, which regulates casinos, is governed by Governor Steve Sisolak Emergency Directive 047 Applies to all “employees, patrons, and guests”.
Just a week ago, a Las Vegas leader of the Clark County Commission said Only workers need to wear masks At a casino in the city, but New CDC mask guidelines Published on Tuesday, even fully vaccinated Americans are advised to wear masks indoors in areas with high coronavirus infection rates.
COVID-19 infection rates are fairly high or high in all 12 counties included in the Nevada order. Carson, Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elco, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Lyon, Minerals, Nai, Washoe, White Pine.
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Experts say masks are unlikely to overwhelm the spread of the community, but they could put pressure on unvaccinated people and encourage businesses and schools to implement mask obligations.
The CDC currently recommends Universal Indoor Masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors. In the school From kindergarten to 12th grade, regardless of vaccination status.It matches closely American Academy of Pediatrics GuidelinesThis month, we recommended that people over the age of 2 should wear a mask at school.
COVID-19 surges across Nevada
Nevada has resurfaced as a COVID-19 hotspot in recent weeks due to the epidemic of highly contagious infectious diseases. Delta variant..
By July 24, after falling to just 132 new cases on June 9, the number of newly identified COVID-19 cases reached 870 per day, a level not seen since early February.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 1,143 people were hospitalized throughout the state. 36 of them are on ventilator and According to state data..
Clark County, Nevada’s most populous county and home of the Las Vegas Strip, accounts for nearly 80% of the state’s COVID-19 cases and has the highest incidence.
The county vaccination rate is 39%. Although many vaccinations were given earlier this year, vaccination rates have declined since then.
Immunization rates are also relatively low throughout the state. As of Monday, over 47% of residents over the age of 12 were fully vaccinated throughout the state. According to the data From the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and the Governor’s Office.
“Mask to keep each other safe. If you haven’t done so already, get the # COVID19 vaccine.” Governor Sisorak tweeted Announcing an emergency directive on masks on Tuesday.
Edcomenda I write about Las Vegas in the Reno Gazette Journal and the USA Today Network.
This article was originally published in the Reno Gazette Journal. Las Vegas Maskman Date: New CDC Mask Guidelines Drive Nevada Orders