The Nevada Gaming Control Board has stated it expects each of its licensees to “ensure compliance” with Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Directive 045.
The directive, which adopts all recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to marks, 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.
The mask requirement is lifted in counties that remain at low or moderate transmission of the virus, as defined by the CDC, for two consecutive weeks. The board expects each licensee to monitor updates published by the Nevada Health Response for the latest news on which counties are subject to the mask requirement.
As Nevada prepares for a substantial rise in visitation for the New Year’s holiday, the board stated it will intensify its enforcement of Emergency Directive 045 at all licensed locations subject to the mask requirement to ensure the safety of Nevada’s residents and visitors.
The board also reminded its licensees, gaming employees, and the general public that a licensee in violation of any federal, state or local law or regulation is a violation of Nevada Gaming Commission Regulation 5.011, and that the board may seek disciplinary action by the Nevada Gaming Commission for any such violation.
In conjunction with state and local health officials, the Nevada Gaming Control Board 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.