Beginning at midnight on Thursday, July 22, workers at companies in Clark County should put on a masks when working indoors whether or not they’re vaccinated or to not curtail a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections. The Clark County Commissioners held an emergency assembly on Tuesday to deal with the sharp rise in COVID-19 instances, fewer folks searching for vaccinations, and new steerage from the Southern Nevada Well being District that implies everybody ought to put on a masks indoors.
Whereas the brand new mandate applies to employees, it doesn’t embrace clients and vacationers. The state dropped a masks mandate in Might and instructed that solely vaccinated folks may take away their masks. Nonetheless, new COVID-19 instances in Clark County began to rise once more in July, and final Friday, the Southern Nevada Well being District beneficial that everybody, no matter vaccination standing, put on face masks in crowded indoor locations — particularly citing grocery shops, malls, giant occasions, and casinos — to stop the unfold of COVID-19.
Gaming properties in Clark County report back to the Nevada Gaming Management Board, which usually follows county steerage. That state handed over COVID-19 mitigation plans to counties on Might 1, when the county hoped that at the very least 60 p.c of the 1.8 million eligible residents in Clark County would obtain at the very least one dose of COVID-19 vaccinations and relied on the county’s 14-day common take a look at positivity remaining at 5 p.c or under and operating weekly instances staying under 1,150 instances to maintain companies open at 100% capability.
As of Tuesday, Clark County’s seven-day common case price rose to 727, which meets numbers seen in early February when companies operated at 25 p.c capability with social distancing measures in place. Solely 38 p.c of Clark County residents are totally vaccinated towards COVID-19, in keeping with the newest numbers launched by the well being district on Tuesday.
The state recorded 1,004 new COVID-19 instances on Tuesday, the primary time Nevada hit greater than 1,000 new instances since January 30. Within the meantime, the well being district studies new vaccinations trickling to about 4,000 per day, with an extra 160,000 vaccinated residents wanted to push Clark County to the 70 p.c threshold for herd immunity.
Las Vegas Sands and its Venetian and Palazzo resorts together with Westgate already require workers to put on masks whereas they’re working.
The county commissioners plan to revisit the brand new mandate on August 17.
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