Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos Remove Mask, Social Distancing Requirements

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Life is rapidly returning to pre-pandemic normalcy in Las Vegas.

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lifted its mask recommendations for vaccinated Americans. Not long thereafter, Las Vegas’ hotels and casinos began to follow suit, removing mask recommendations for vaccinated guests and, in some cases, staff.

See the updated rules for Las Vegas’ top hotels and casinos below:


Caesars Entertainment

In a statement released on Friday, Caesars Entertainment revealed masks will no longer be required for vaccinated guests and staff at its Las Vegas properties.

“Caesars Entertainment has maintained strict adherence to CDC, state, local and regulatory guidance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the most recent recommendations, we will no longer require our guests or Team Members who have been fully vaccinated to wear a mask on our properties in Nevada. We ask our unvaccinated guests and Team Members to continue to follow CDC and state mask mandates. The health and safety of our guests and Team Members alike remain our priority. We will continue to offer Team Members easy, convenient access to vaccination, follow enhanced safety and cleaning protocols, and comply with all applicable CDC, government, and regulatory guidelines. It is our continued hope that by working together, we can continue to move forward toward full recovery.”

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan announced the removal of its mask and social distancing requirements in a statement to FOX5 on Friday. The changes went into affect the previous Thursday.

“In alignment with the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s guidance, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will no longer require fully vaccinated guests and employees to wear masks on property, effective as of Thursday, May 13. Those not considered to be fully vaccinated by CDC standards remain required to wear face coverings until further notice.”

Golden Entertainment

Golden Entertainment, the company behind Las Vegas’ The Strat and PT’s Taverns, released a statement concerning its updated mask and social distancing requirements on Friday.

“Effective immediately and in alignment with federal and state guidelines, both team members and guests who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear masks inside any Golden Entertainment, Inc. property in Nevada, including the company’s 66 PT’s Taverns.”

MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International removed mask requirements for vaccinated guests on Friday, but noted that employees will still be required to wear masks for the time being—even if vaccinated.

“We will no longer require fully vaccinated guests to wear masks at any of our Las Vegas properties, effective at noon PST today, May 14th. At this time, employees are still required to wear masks while on property, even if they are fully vaccinated. We hope to announce updates to this policy soon.”

The Venetian/ Palazzo

The Venetian no longer requires vaccinated guests to wear masks on the property, however, staff will still be required to do so for the time being.

*”In response to guidance from the state of Nevada and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated guests will not be required to wear a face mask, effective 2 p.m. today, while in most areas of The Venetian Resort. At this time, Team Members of The Venetian Resort are still required to wear a company-issued face masks while on property.”

Wynn Resorts

Wynn Resorts has also dropped mask requirements for vaccinated guests, noting that it “trusts guests to take the appropriate precautions based on their personal vaccination status.”

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