Breaking: Masks Now Mandatory in Vegas Casinos & Other Public Spaces in Nevada!

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Las Vegas Masks Required

Las Vegas Masks Required

From the moment the Las Vegas Strip reopened to the public I was shocked at how few people were wearing masks. I filmed video of the Caesars Palace casino floor opening night and noticed almost no one in masks. My subsequent visits to Circus Circus for a casino tour and elsewhere have been very similar.

One thing has been very noticeable to me among my visits to casinos, grocery stores and elsewhere. People don’t wear masks. Or I should say the vast majority of the time less than 50% of the people are wearing masks. It’s something I don’t completely understand, but I am in no way trying to get political. I personally wear a mask when in a public space and don’t participate in any form of mask shaming.

Masks Now Required in Nevada

But now things are changing. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak will sign an executive order that will require masks to be worn in all public areas in Nevada. That includes the casinos of the famous Las Vegas Strip.

According to the Reno Gazette Journal, “The directive goes into effect Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Nevadans and its visitors don’t need to wear medical-grade N95 masks, Sisolak said. Fabric coverings like a bandana or cloth covering is good enough.” Sisolak has carved out some exemptions including those with medical conditions and disabilities which prevent the use of a mask. Children between the ages of 2 and 9 will also be exempt.

“Businesses that fail to meet requirements in this directive will face violations from licensing agencies and regulatory authorities, in addition to Nevada OSHA. A reminder as well that businesses have the right to ask a patron to leave if they are not following this directive,” Sisolak said. Detailed information about the new rules can be found here.

Las Vegas Masks Required – Bottom Line

Going forward it will be required to wear a mask in Las Vegas Strip casinos and elsewhere in Nevada when you are in public. This levels out the playing field for people who prefer masks be worn, but it will no doubt be a controversial move and one that will be wildly unpopular with part of the population.

Are you less likely to visit Las Vegas because of the new mask requirement?

Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. Like someone else said above, I’m MORE likely to visit Las Vegas because of the mask requirement. I read your earlier post a few weeks back when casinos opened and I immediately thought, “No way am I going to Vegas if no one is wearing masks anywhere.” So now, I’m more inclined to plan travel there. I’m in L.A. and I think now that cases are rising dramatically here in California, maybe, just maybe, people are realizing that masks can slow infection rates. They cannot get rid of ALL spread, but they definitely slow it down. So I’m personally glad Nevada is coming to its senses…

  2. Just received this from Caesars. So everyone who doesn’t want to wear a mask will just be eating, drinking or smoking. So no change I guess…. “Caesars Entertainment Corporation today announced that everyone indoors at its resorts & casinos across the Caesars network will be required to wear masks at all times, except when eating or drinking. The updated mask policy becomes effective on June 24, 2020 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time and applies to all employees, vendors, contractors, guests and passersby in the resorts & casinos. Previously, all employees plus guests at table games were required to wear masks at Caesars resorts & casinos. If you do not have a mask, Caesars will be happy to provide one to you.”

  3. I sent my casino host at Wynn an email saying why we won’t be revisiting their great resort under the current scenario. I was horrified at the videos of casinos reopening. Even with this mandate to wear masks, the same heavy smokers who don’t give a damn about anyone including themselves will continue to flout this rule. They already have given themselves health conditions so what’s new? Good riddance. I’ll save a lot of money too. Thanks Nevada.

  4. I’m so much more interested in visiting a Vegas with masks. Masks (even cotton handkerchiefs) have been show to reduce virus spread dramatically (despite the debunked crap posted to my internet feed by Russian trolls). It’s just common sense, the same way a sneeze guard prevent people from spitting germs on your buffet food.

    Wearing a mask is the LEAST people can do to help other stay well, prevent the spread and support the economy (which will shut down again if virus levels spike). It’s sad that people — who often praise the shared sacrifice of solders, police, firemen and our other selfless national heroes — are are unwilling to suffer a minor inconvenience to protect those most susceptible to this disease.

  5. Maurice is a fool and the Gov of Nevada is a liberal. That’s why the mask regulation. I was just at the casinos last week and very few masks, had a great time. Will not return to Vegas if masks are required.

  6. I am in LAS right now and it is great. Almost no masks anywhere, except for the staff.
    If they had had the mask requirement in place before, we would have cancelled our trip. We will not travel to any destination that mandates masks in public places.

  7. Now I DO want to go to Vegas. Canceled a trip last week because of the lack of mask wearing but I have another trip planned in early September. I go at least 3 times a year.

  8. I’m not part of the Mask Mafia, but I’d rather have consistency than not. My issue is a large faction of the people I encounter wearing masks think it’s some kind of virus-proof super shield that gives them permission to invade my personal space when I’m making an effort to keep away from people precisely because I’m not wearing a mask. The elderly seem particularly oblivious to personal space during COVID. They’ll huddle up right next to me or crowd around the grocery counter like lemmings. I’ll never believe wearing an old t-shirt on my face is somehow going to protect me or others, but I’ll wear it if a business consistently requires it of everyone.

  9. Liberty is not about forcing people to wear pants. I want my country back! When will Trump man up and send these pants loving governors packing! Logic!

  10. Ridiculous!!! This MASK NONSENSE has gotten WAY out of control.

    Liberty is not about forcing people to wear masks. I want my country back! When will Trump man up and send these mask loving governors (who would do anything for a piece of the swampy mask industry handouts) packing?? This is CRAZY!!!

  11. Now I do not want to go to Vegas. Mask on plane , off plane and entirety of trip. No thanks. Masks been documented little to no help. Been to Vegas good 80 times in past.

    • It has been documented to keep the WEARER from spreading the virus TO OTHERS. No, it does not protect you as the wearer, that’s what the other person’s mask is for.

      • Think about that statement for a moment. How can a mask control outbound breath but not inbound? It doesn’t. It could keep your droplets from escaping if you coughed, but if you have a cough, you shouldn’t be in public to begin with. The nanoscopic virus will get through that mask carried on your exhale, regardless. People have zero reasoning skills anymore.

    • thank you for not coming to vegas. Dont need you spreading any germs. Just unfortunate that they allow people to smoke in the casino. they can remove the mask to take a puff…

  12. I’ve been to 2 casinos (not LV since my next trip isn’t until late September). Both checked temperature and required masks except when eating or drinking. I don’t like masks any more than the next guy but feel they are necessary in a casino. No real way to distance regardless of the intent to do so. BTW Caesars mandated them in their casinos before the governor made them mandatory.

    @JRG – get out there and try it. No need to wait maybe years (if ever) for a vaccine.

    • Disneyland also delaying the reopening. No surprise here. The way covid-19 works and the data are all lagging behind real time. By the time these governors (hello FL) deny there’s a spike (his words) we will see it continue to climb exponentially for probably 3-4 weeks thereafter. At that point your hospitals will be overwhelmed (many of which are struggling with a lack of federal aid to deny income-producing elective surgeries and other in patient services) and you’ll have to rely on whatever help you can get. All of it was preventable. Really really frustrating.

      And you’re right, this shouldn’t be political, yet it’s unfortunately become just that. This is a health crisis. The sad reality is many aren’t wearing masks and it’s simply not acceptable given that this could have been prevented. If people begin wearing them and following simple rules my 6 year old understands we’d have the freedom to get back to a new normal much faster.


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