LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is one of many venues no longer requiring patrons to wear masks or show proof of vaccination, according to an update issued Friday.

“We are very pleased to follow the governor’s lead,” The Smith Center CEO Myron Martin, said in a statement. “We have waited a long time for this.”

However, venue operators did say that touring shows could impose their own COVID-19-related safety protocol.

The announcement by The Smith Center comes a day after Governor Steve Sisolak rescinded Nevada’s mask mandate.

“The Band’s Visit,” the first Broadway touring production to perform at The Smith Center since the governor’s directive was issued, has already requested that patrons kindly wear masks for their show in order to protect the performers during its run from Feb. 15 to 20.

Meanwhile, guest-facing, vaccinated employees of The Smith Center will remain masked as they interact with the public before, during and after performances. Backstage COVID protocols, including regular COVID testing, will remain in place.

MGM Resorts International also responded on Friday stating there are no vaccination requirements for visiting its properties or amenities.

A full statement from the property is provided below.

There are no vaccination requirements for visiting our properties or amenities.

Certain concerts require proof of vaccinations and/or negative tests, if stipulated by the artists or production companies.

Regarding conventions, meetings and gatherings: Our Convene with Confidence program will continue as it has before. We work with and support clients in implementing specific requirements for their conventions and events. They’ll continue to have the option of requiring masks, testing, vaccination and other protocols and support for their conventions, events and other gatherings.

MGM Resorts International

Other resort properties across the valley also sent in responses including, The Venetian and the Golden Nugget, which offered the following response.

Guests and Team Members of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas are not required to wear face masks, regardless of vaccination status; however, we support our Team Members and guests who choose to wear masks. The Venetian Resort will continue to provide company issued masks to all Team Members who choose to wear them. Individual events may require face masks or additional COVID-19-related protocols. We encourage our guests to check with event organizers for details.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas spokesperson

It’s always best to check with the venue are attending for any changes.

Covid testing and proof of vaccination is not required at the property. Pursuant to Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Directive 052, effective immediately, individuals are no longer required to wear a mask in public indoor settings in licensed gaming establishments, unless a local jurisdiction still imposes such a requirement. 

The Golden Nugget