New federal guidance that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in most indoor and outdoor settings is now effective in Nevada. Yet businesses in the state may still require masks for customers and employees, if they so choose.
In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday.
The governors of Michigan, Mississippi and Louisiana likewise eased up on bars, restaurants and other businesses Tuesday, as did the mayor of San Francisco.
No Mask Nevada hosted a rally in front of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s southwest Las Vegas home on Monday afternoon to protest his mandate on face coverings.
Nevada’s COVID-19 safety protocols remain in place, but events show several tourist areas crowded with tourists, many of them not wearing masks.
A counterprotester at a No Mask Nevada demonstration Saturday was arrested following a shoving match between him and multiple other men, the Metropolitan Police Department said.
About 200 people gathered in south Las Vegas on Saturday morning as part of No Mask Nevada PAC’s sixth demonstration protesting Gov. Steve Sisolak’s mask mandate.
Two more businesses have violated health and safety measures, while overall compliance has increased.
While face masks have become divisive political issues for certain businesses, several local restaurants have embraced them as marketing opportunities.
The rally is set to start at 10 a.m. at the northeast corner of Green Valley and Paseo Verde parkways.
Target and CVS announced Thursday that they will make coverings mandatory, with CVS starting Monday and Target beginning Aug. 1.
The largest retailer in the nation will make it mandatory for customers to wear face coverings effective Monday.
Third-party services vary when it comes to specifics on holding drivers to the face-covering mandate in Nevada.
The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System in Henderson has been used to clean more than 1,700 of the N95 masks since early May.
Nearly 100 people gathered in Henderson on Wednesday in opposition of the mask mandate announced by Gov. Steve Sisolak last month.