DRY LAKE VALLEY, NEVADA - JUNE 28: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during the launch of the 100-megawatt MGM Resorts Mega Solar Array on June 28, 2021 in Dry Lake Valley, Nevada. The project sits on 640 acres of desert about 30 miles north of the Las Vegas Strip in the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone. Its 323,000 7-by-3-foot solar panels are forecast to generate about 300,000 megawatt-hours - about 35 percent of MGM's annual electricity use in Las Vegas - making it the hospitality industry's largest directly sourced renewable electricity project in the world. All the solar power generated is scheduled for use by MGM Resorts. On hot summer or spring days, the array can produce up to 90 percent of the daytime power needs of MGM's 13 Las Vegas properties which is equivalent to the power used by about 27,000 average U.S. homes annually. [Ethan Miller] via Getty Images
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.
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