Nevada governor Steve Sisolak announced in a news conference on Thursday that the state’s mask mandate was being lifted effective immediately.
The mandate had required that people wear masks in all indoor public places.
Despite the mandate being lifted, it’s important to note that federal guidelines supersede state regulations and the public still needs to wear a mask when using any type of public transportation, including buses including school buses, airplanes, taxis and inside of airports. Uber and Lyft drivers and riders are also still required to wear a mask.
People that wish to still wear a mask when in and out of public places may still do so.
Following Gov. Sisolak’s announcement, the Clark County School District announced that it would lift it’s mask mandate for students, teachers, and other school employees effective today.
Businesses around Las Vegas reacted with relief at the lifting of the mandate and some business owners said they expected that the lifting of the mandate will bring more tourism to Vegas.