Gov. Sisolak says Nevada will follow latest recommendations from CDC on mask-wearing

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Governor Sisolak says Nevada will follow the latest recommendations on masking from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Earlier today, in a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the CDC eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

Below are the updates for the State of Nevada related to the updated CDC guidance:

  • The State of Nevada neither requires nor prohibits private entities from confirming vaccination status of individuals. Employers and organizations are encouraged to post signage with the latest CDC mask guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests.
  • Private entities and organizations may have mask policies that are more restrictive than the CDC guidance. Workers should consult with their employers regarding workplace COVID-19 safety protocols.  
  • In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.  
  • If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your health care provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.  
  • The CDC guidance issued today also provided updates on social distancing recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals. After the May 1 transition to local authority, each county has the authority to establish social distancing requirements. Nevada residents should consult their county’s local mitigation plan for more information on social distancing guidelines in their county. Click here for the latest county plans.  

“I strongly urge all Nevadans who have not yet taken advantage of the COVID-19 vaccine to do so as soon as possible,” said Gov. Sisolak in a Twitter post on social media.

You can view the full CDC guidance HERE.

Clark County has also released a statement about the new CDC guidance, saying the Clark County Commission has added a new item to its agenda for May 17. The commission will discuss Item 62, which focuses on mask guidance within the COVID-19 Regional Mitigation and Enforcement Plan.

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