The state of Nevada has seen the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the past four weeks.
In response, Governor Steve Sisolak has issued a mandatory face mask policy when in public.
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This policy applies to all Nevadans and visitors.
Casino company Caesars is on board, taking the policy even further, announcing a face mask policy that will be universal across all company properties, not just Nevada.
“We promised that Caesars would continue to evaluate the latest recommendations, guidelines and medical science regarding the COVID-19 public health emergency and modify our improved health and safety protocols accordingly,” said Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “As a result, we are immediately demanding that everyone on our properties wear masks, because scientific evidence strongly suggests that wearing masks and practicing social distancing may be the most important deterrent to spreading COVID-19 from person to person,” he added.
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That covers properties in Louisiana, Mississippi, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, and Indiana, as well as tribal properties in Arizona, California, and North Carolina. The policy will be extended to additional facilities in other states as they reopen.