Nevada has issued guidelines on when and where to wear face masks, along with exceptions to those rules, since Gov. Steve Sisolak made them mandatory.
The governors of Michigan, Mississippi and Louisiana likewise eased up on bars, restaurants and other businesses Tuesday, as did the mayor of San Francisco.
No Mask Nevada hosted a rally in front of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s southwest Las Vegas home on Monday afternoon to protest his mandate on face coverings.
Nevada’s COVID-19 safety protocols remain in place, but events show several tourist areas crowded with tourists, many of them not wearing masks.
A counterprotester at a No Mask Nevada demonstration Saturday was arrested following a shoving match between him and multiple other men, the Metropolitan Police Department said.
About 200 people gathered in south Las Vegas on Saturday morning as part of No Mask Nevada PAC’s sixth demonstration protesting Gov. Steve Sisolak’s mask mandate.
Saturday’s rally at the corner of Cheyenne Avenue and Durango Drive in State Senate District 6 was the fifth protest that the No Mask Nevada PAC has organized, according to PAC chair Melissa Blundo.
The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution that would penalize businesses if patrons aren’t wearing masks.
Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio repeatedly pressed the top health official on whether protests in Portland and other cities against police brutality and racial discrimination should be curbed to stop the virus spread.
The Las Vegas Sands Corp. resort says it’s the first Las Vegas-based property to develop such a program, which is done in partnership with waste management company TerraCycle.
Two more businesses have violated health and safety measures, while overall compliance has increased.
While face masks have become divisive political issues for certain businesses, several local restaurants have embraced them as marketing opportunities.
The rally is set to start at 10 a.m. at the northeast corner of Green Valley and Paseo Verde parkways.
Target and CVS announced Thursday that they will make coverings mandatory, with CVS starting Monday and Target beginning Aug. 1.
The largest retailer in the nation will make it mandatory for customers to wear face coverings effective Monday.
Third-party services vary when it comes to specifics on holding drivers to the face-covering mandate in Nevada.