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As members of the Vegas Golden Knights, left, celebrate a a goal by center Jonathan Marchessault that knotted the score against the Colorado Avalanche, Golden Knights fans cheer in third period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Denver. The Golden Knights won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Multiple Las Vegas sports teams are keeping current COVID-19 vaccination policies for now in the wake of Gov. Steve Sisolak's announcement regarding large events.

Gov. Sisolak announced Monday night that large gatherings have two options for masks and vaccination policies: a venue can require masks for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status; or a venue can require vaccinations for all attendees, and the attendees will not have to wear a mask.

Following the announcement, the Raiders announced it would require proof of vaccination for all home games at Allegiant Stadium.

The Golden Knights said they are aware of the new guidelines and would consult with local health officials and the National Hockey League on possible policies.

We are aware of the recent announcements from the Governor regarding large venues and possible vaccination requirements. We will continue to follow the applicable guidance and recommendations from state and local health officials, the National Hockey League and the CDC. If any adjustments are made to our existing fan policies, we will communicate those changes once confirmed. -- Golden Knights organization

The Las Vegas Aces said they would not change their policies at this time, including Tuesday's home game. They noted that the next home game isn't until Sept. 2.

The Aces have no plans to change their policy at this time—All fans must remain masked throughout the game, unless eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status. After tonight's home game against Washington at 7 pm at Michelob ULTRA Arena, we go on the road, and do not have another home game until September 2. -- Las Vegas Aces

UNLV Athletics said it would continue with its current mask policy, but is reviewing the current policy.

We’re aware of the Governor’s updated guidance on large indoor events, and we remain committed to keeping our university community and guests safe and healthy when they visit our campuses and sports venues. This includes a current requirement for all individuals, regardless of vaccine status, to wear a face covering inside any structure operated by UNLV or at any university-hosted indoor event.

We’re currently reviewing the updated guidance as it pertains to large events this fall, and we’ll communicate any updates to our current requirements if adjustments are made. All relevant updates will also be posted to UNLV’s COVID-19 resources page: -- UNLV Athletics

The Las Vegas Aviators said things would remain "status quo" at the Las Vegas Ballpark.

Las Vegas Lights FC noted that they are not subject to any mask mandates since games are held in an outdoor venue.

UFC didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday morning.

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Won't buy a ticket until everyone who enters is required to be vaccinated, simple as that. So maybe I will save more money this year than ever before;)) Glad to do it!


I won't buy tickets for Knights game until they require all to be vaccinated. We want to feel safe not worried at a game! If the team owners don't do this then they will lose ticket holders to maskless unvaccinated which will eventually get their players or staff sick and they will have to rethink their obviously wrong move to stand their ground! Once vaccinated people should be allowed at such high capacity events period!


Nevada is officially a Communist State-shove your poison up your rear and CLOSE THE BORDER!!!!!!!!!!


One communism refers to the economic system of country. Your complaint should state that you think Nevada is an authoritarian state where personal freedom is in danger. Also our school have required vaccinations for 70 years, and the first vaccine requirements in the US go back to the 1850s so this really nothing new from a historical perspective.

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