Sisolak expands vaccine rules for large Nevada events, conventions
Gov. Steve Sisolak points to a map where the COVID-19 surge teams are concentrating on in Clark County during a news conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, July. 22, 2021.
Photo: Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent
Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday issued a directive expanding mask rules for large indoor events in Nevada to include conventions.
The directive gives convention organizers the ability to choose between requiring masks for all attendees regardless of vaccination status or ensuring all attendees are vaccinated — in which case, they can remove their masks.
In a Thursday press release, the Democratic governor stressed the directive isn’t a requirement to show proof of vaccination but an option if the convention operator chooses to do so and is in line with the large event masking exception that became effective in August.
The rule applies to conventions that will have 4,000 guests or more and is open only to those who have completed pre-registration for the convention.
Conventions can admit people who have received one of the two shots, but those people must continue to wear masks.
It also requires operators to implement a way to verify vaccination status.