LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Large, light-blue face masks were added to a sculpture on Eastern Avenue south of the 215 Beltway. 

“Wearing face coverings is a critically important component of fighting the spread of COVID-19. I hope these masks will serve as a friendly reminder to residents to wear their masks as they drive by these beautiful sculptures. Research shows that wearing a face mask greatly reduces the possibility of someone around you catching the virus if you have it," said Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft. "Many times, people can have the virus and not even be aware of it. We need to keep Nevada safe, so that we can stay open.”

Everyone is encouraged to wear a face mask in public spaces to comply with Gov. Steve Sisolak's directive to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

For more information about the mandate and other coronavirus topics, visit www.nvhealthresponse.nv.gov, www.SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict.org or www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/COVID19.

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