Virus Outbreak-Nevada-Masks

FILE - In this June 24, 2021, file photo, crowds walk through the casino during the opening night of Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas. Elected officials in tourism-dependent Las Vegas worried Tuesday, July 20, 2021, about public health and the economic effects of a spike in COVID-19 cases, particularly the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

UPDATE (Sept. 8) -- All of Nevada will be under a mask mandate starting Friday, according to the state.

Nevada Health Response reported all of Nevada's 17 counties are currently experiencing substantial or high COVID-19 transmission.

Lincoln County is showing a substantial rate while the other counties are showing high rates. Eureka County is for a second week showing high transmission and the county's mandate will begin Sept. 10.

NVHR_211045_090821_Mask Man... by FOX5 Vegas

FOX5's original story continues below.


LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- After being classified as having "high" or "substantial" risk of COVID-19 transmission, two more Nevada counties will be required to enforce a mask mandate starting Friday.

Esmeralda and Lander counties have had a high or substantial rates for two weeks in a row, according to Aug. 31 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Per the mandate, the counties must begin mandatory masking on Friday, Sept. 3.

Of the state's 17 counties, all except Mineral County are considered to have high or substantial risk of COVID-19 transmission. 

"Mineral County is noted as having a low transmission rate after multiple weeks of a high transmission rate. If Mineral County's transmission level remains 'low' or 'moderate' next week, the mask requirement will only apply to unvaccinated individuals," said a statement from Nevada Health Response. 

After being listed as "low transmission" just last week, Eureka County now is classified as high transmission rate and will be required to implement a mask mandate starting Sept. 10 if the rate remains high or substantial for another week.

Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks indoors and in outdoor crowded settings, per CDC guidelines and state law. 

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(11) comments

FactsnotBS

My goodness you people are complete idiots. You act like a simple cloth over your mouth is melting your brain. Pull up your panties and wear a facemask! The sooner the world is able to get Covid19 under control, the sooner you dumb idiots can go back to baring your moron faces to everyone.

Nevermore

Baa, baaa, baaa. You're just another sheep. Keep getting those booster shots.

Sic_of_it

The mask, and forcing the "vaccine" have got to stop. The people are sick of it.

Sic_of_it

Enough is enough!! The people are sick & tired of being told how to live their lives. We're sick of your mask, and the pushing of the "vaccine". We need to get him out!!

nath

The same lefties that have opened our border to hoards of unvaxed, unmasked, undocumented illegals are insisting I'm the public danger? Tar and Feathers!

GlWd

We have to make these next elections count and make sure to override the lunacy that is Nevada today.

vegasdawn

We have wide open borders and SIsiolak is also bringing in as many unvetted afghan refugees as possible. This is all to control the citizens.

jeezlouise

GFY you Marxist SCUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLOSE THE BORDER AND STOP THE MUZZIE INVASION.

Silvermane

LOL. No. And there is no law to force wearing a mask because it would be unConstitutional, so stop fearmongering & lying to the people.

Sic_of_it

Agreed

Nevermore

Propaganda again and again and again. But let's bring in the unvaccinated afghanistans by the thousands.

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