Submitted by paula on Fri, 12/31/2021 – 7:57am
STATELINE, Nev. – With another sharp increase in cases of COVID-19 occurring in Nevada, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NCB) will be intensifying enforcement of the state’s mask directive as crowds flock to the state’s casinos over the New Year’s holiday weekend.
If a casino does not enforce the mask directive it could face disciplinary action.
NCB issued a statement saying they expect each of its licensees to ensure compliance with Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Directive 045, which adopts all recommendations promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to masks.
The directive requires each person, including fully vaccinated individuals, to wear a mask in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high transmission of COVID-19. This includes all counties around Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas.
As Nevada prepares for a substantial rise in visitation for the New Year’s holiday, NGB will intensify its enforcement of the emergency directive at all licensed locations subject to the mask requirement to ensure the safety of Nevada’s residents and visitors. Counties experiencing low COVID-19 cases for two weeks are exempt.
Casinos, gaming employees, and the general public are reminded that those in violation of any federal, state, or local law or regulation is a violation of Nevada GCB regulations and they may seek disciplinary action for any such violation.
In conjunction with state and local health officials, the GCB said they will continue to ensure that best practices are used in the mitigation of COVID-19, and its effect on licensee operations, and will issue further notices as appropriate.