June 19, 2020
The Coronavirus outbreak made it feel like a long wait for Las Vegas casinos to open again. But despite a pandemic that is still spreading, the state Gaming Control Board is not reconsidering a requirement for players to wear face masks while at casinos. They only way they would enforce a face mask requirement is if new COVID-19 cases became so bad that they overwhelmed hospitals.
Control Board Chairwoman Sandra Morgan said she is not looking to change direction, even as the Southern Nevada Health District’s acting chief health officer issued pleas for business customers to wear masks to protect employees.
Fermin Leguen, the lead health care adviser on COVID-19 in Southern Nevada issued a statement Monday encouraging the use of facial coverings after seeing a noticeable decrease in the number of people wearing them and reports of fewer than half the amount of people inside casinos wearing them.
To see the full statements and how they may impact Las Vegas casinos visit the Review-Journal.