Various resorts and casinos in Las Vegas have lifted their COVID-19 restrictions, allowing guests and employees to go maskless if they have been fully vaccinated, following the announcement made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 13.
The CDC explained, “[…] fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”
MGM Resorts International guests who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks. Cosmopolitan allows its guests who are fully vaccinated, meaning “2 weeks after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine,” to not wear masks. Those who aren’t vaccinated are still required to wear masks.
At Wynn and Encore, the guests and employees who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks, and those who are at least two weeks out from their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine aren’t required to wear masks while on the property.
Other resorts, such as Caesars Entertainment, aren’t hanging up their guidelines and will continue to enforce strict COVID-19 rules on their property.
According to the Associated Press, most Las Vegas casinos and resorts have already opened up at full capacity under the oversight of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The Las Vegas Strip will soon fully reopen at 100 percent capacity beginning June 1.