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Nevada governor says events requiring vaccinations don’t need masks

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) said masks can be optional at events where attendees are required to be vaccinated.

“If a large event venue chooses to require vaccination proof for all attendees, those that are FULLY vaccinated will be allowed to take their masks off. Partially vaccinated attendees may still attend, but they must wear their mask at the event,” Sisolak tweeted on Monday.

Sisolak also wrote that the current option to go without masks for vaccinated events is available for venues that have a fixed capacity of 4,000 or more.

The new rules come after cities such as San Francisco and New York have implemented requirements for customers show proof of vaccination cards when patronizing restaurants, gyms and other indoor settings.

The Las Vegas Raiders announced Monday that they will require proof of vaccinations for fans who attend home games this season, with owner Mark Davis saying he consulted with Sisolak and other community leaders on this decision.

Cities and businesses are imposing the new restrictions in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases from the highly contagious delta variant, with unvaccinated individuals accounting for the overwhelming number of recent hospitalizations and deaths from the virus.

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