Virus Outbreak Vegas Casinos

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, a woman watches the fountains at the Bellagio hotel-casino along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. Gambling giant MGM Resorts International is joining the growing number of Las Vegas Strip casinos with state regulatory approval to open casino floors at 100% capacity and no person-to-person distancing requirement. The company said Wednesday, May 12, 2021, it got Nevada Gaming Control Board approval for the Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur and Park MGM. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board has announced that it will ensure compliance with Clark County's new mask policy, which goes into effect at midnight tonight. 

The board released a statement on Wednesday saying that the board will ensure that all Clark County licensees comply with the regional policy. On Tuesday, the county board of commissioners voted to require employees of public-facing indoor spaces to wear masks.

“When the Board issued Industry Notice #2021-48 earlier this year, it did so knowing that the pandemic would be an evolving emergency for the foreseeable future, and that local jurisdictions would act in the best interests of their constituents.” said Chair J. Brin Gibson. “As a partner in the mitigation and management of the COVID-19 pandemic since its inception, the Board is fully supportive of the Southern Nevada Health District and the Clark County Commission in its mask mandate for employees in Clark County. The Board will ensure compliance with this requirement in Clark County within the Board’s areas of jurisdiction.”

The gaming control board said the order becomes effective at 12 a.m. on Thursday. 

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seanwally

This is good news because the casinos are helping spread this disease big time! A win to protect life!

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