Masks/face coverings are mandated in Nevada for anyone in any public space, such as when using public transportation, any public facing work environments, when patronizing businesses, or interacting with others in any general, publicly accessible space. This includes while you’re walking down Las Vegas Boulevard Strip or while in the pedestrian mall at the Fremont Street Experience, downtown.
Here are a few examples of how some hotel/casino resorts are helping visitors prepare:
- If you don’t happen to have a mask, Caesars Palace is offering masks to everyone who enters the building. If you miss your chance to get one at the entrance or you need a new one, the front desk will be able to provide you one.
- Masks are mandatory at the MGM Grand Resort unless you are in your room or physically in the pool. If you’re a guest of the hotel, you will receive two complimentary masks which are available in your room upon entry. If you need an additional mask, the front desk will provide you a new one. Masks are also being distributed to patrons and guests who need them, on the casino floor.
- Masks are also mandatory at the Venetian. The hotel provides complimentary masks to all guests staying in the suites. Security provides a thermal scan at the entrance to the hotel/casino and will provide a mask to anyone entering without. For the safety and wellbeing of fellow guests and patrons, if someone declines to wear a mask, that person will not be allowed in the building. If masks are taken off while in the building, that person will be asked to leave. You are not required to wear a mask while you are eating, sitting at the slot machines while drinking, or sitting at table games if you are drinking or smoking.
Of course there are always exceptions which include those:
- Children under two;
- With a medical condition or disability preventing the removal of a face covering. A nonrestrictive alternative, such as a face shield should be worn, if possible;
- Hearing impaired or in communication with a hearing-impaired individual;
- Obtaining services involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service.
- Engaged in outdoor work or recreation when alone or with household members and able to maintain social distance.
- Seated at a restaurant or other venue that offers food or beverage services, while they are eating or drinking and able to maintain social distance.
- Those whom wearing a face covering would create a risk related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
- Homeless; and
Masks or face coverings are expected. To avoid conflict with the mandate, to keep yourself and others safe, and to be as comfortable as possible, it is worth being prepared.