LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Amid an uptick of COVID-19 cases across the U.S., Hawaiian health officials are warning residents of travel to Las Vegas.
Kaua'i County health officials warned that many new cases are in residents who recently traveled, citing Las Vegas as a popular destination.
"This destination poses significant risks," Kaua'i County officials said of Las Vegas. "The popular activities are largely indoors and can be crowded. Visitors stay indoors for prolonged periods, mingling with others from all over the country. Masks are not required. The result is a set-up for the spread of COVID-19."
Officials advised Hawaii residents get vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling to Las Vegas. They also recommended still wearing masks in crowded indoor settings.
Clark County officials recently instituted a mask mandate for public-facing employees in indoor settings through Aug. 17, but the general public is still not required to wear a mask indoors. The Southern Nevada Health District recently recommended people wear masks indoors to curb the spread of COVID-19.