Las Vegas: Face Masks Recommended For All In Public Spaces

Las Vegas health officials have recommended everyone (vaccinated or not) go back to wearing face masks when indoors.

And, we’re back to wearing face masks here in my town of Las Vegas, Nevada, thanks to rising cases and slowing vaccination rates.

From the Review-Journal:

The Southern Nevada Health District on Friday recommended that everyone — including those vaccinated against COVID-19 —again wear face masks in crowded indoor public settings such as grocery stores, malls and casinos.

The health district’s recommendation comes as COVID-19 test positivity rates, case counts and hospitalizations continue to increase in Southern Nevada, which has been designated as a “sustained hotspot” for the disease by the federal government.

In mid-May, Gov. Steve Sisolak dropped the mask mandate for those who were vaccinated, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The mask requirement remained for unvaccinated people in most public indoor settings, but was largely unenforced and often ignored.

It’s worth noting the change is only a ‘recommendation’ at this time and not a mandate.

Los Angeles County reinstated its mask mandate beginning last night.