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Mask up: State issues protocols for Las Vegas entertainers

Updated June 27, 2020 - 8:39 am

Mayfair Supper Club at Bellagio has outfitted its cast with some groovy face masks. It’s a good thing, too. They are about to be center stage.

MGM Resorts International has received direction from Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office for protocols allowing the club’s cast to continue performing under the state’s mask mandate. Know this:

All performers — singers, musicians and dancers — wear masks while performing on stage, and at all times off the stage. Singers can pull the masks down under their chins, or loop them over an ear, while singing. The masks are then returned whenever performers are not singing. Horn players also mask down for, say, a trombone solo, then return the mask.

The directive was passed along by the MGM Resorts PR team. Expect the protocols to be studied and applied at other Las Vegas venues offering some version of live, ambient entertainment.

Station Casinos has adjusted its live lounge and poolside entertainment at Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch Resort, after Sisolak’s directive Wednesday, which went into effect Friday. The locals resort company is going with musicians and DJs, so masks could be worn and proper social distancing would remain.

Caesars Entertainment has surfed the latest developments by adjusting its schedule, returning Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee to the Piano Bar at Harrah’s Saturday after holding his show to review protocols. The full schedule is still being organized, but the room will host a regular rotation of live entertainment.

Outside, at Carnaval Court, DJs, The Whip Its and Jeremy Cornwell Duo are booked this weekend from 2 p.m.-midnight.

Others venues, such as Don’t Tell Mama at Neonopolis, Piazza at Tuscany Suites and The Vegas Room at the Commercial Center, are continuing with live singers. Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas also brought back its full entertainment program this weekend.

To them, we advise to check out Mayfair for direction — especially the costumes.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His PodKats! podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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