Nevada drops mask mandate for vaccinated people

Nevada drops

CARSON CITY — Nevada will no longer require people who have been vaccinated to wear masks in most scenarios. A couple wears surgical masks as they walk along Las Vegas Boulevard in front of the Bellagio


Gov. Steve Sisolak issued an emergency directive to bring the state’s masking requirements in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations announced today.


The change takes effect immediately.


The new guidance comes as vaccination rates have started to slow in Nevada and nationwide.

Businesses and organizations can still implement stricter mask mandates. Nevada also neither requires nor prohibits private companies from confirming the vaccination status of customers.


In a news release, Nevada Health Response stressed that some people may still choose to wear masks. Nevada drops mask mandate for vaccinated people


“COVID-19 is still very much a threat in our state and many Nevadans may choose to continue using masks based on their and their families’ personal health concerns,” the release said. “Others should respect this choice.”


Nevada’s COVID-19 case rate has remained low, especially compared to highs of more than 2,000 cases a day over the winter. On Wednesday, the state’s 14-day moving average of new cases was 213, the lowest since June 15, 2020.

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