NO-MASKS on the LAS VEGAS STRIP
Fully vaccinated guests and employees at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas can now forego masking.
The Cosmopolitan’s new masking policy went into effect on Thursday, May 13. Guests and employees not considered to be fully vaccinated by standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be required to wear face coverings “until further notice,” according to a Friday, May 14, statement.
The property reserves the right to request proof of vaccination on a case-by-case basis, but it will largely rely on guests to follow the appropriate safety measures based on their vaccination status. As for employees, their vaccinations are verified through the resort’s certified employee vaccination record database.
Employees who remain unvaccinated will be required to wear a company-issued mask while on property and undergo weekly COVID-19 tests.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is updating its masking policies.
The company, which operates The Venetian, Palazzo and the Sands Expo & Convention Center, will not require fully vaccinated guests to wear masks “in most areas” of the property, according to a Friday statement.
The new policy goes into effect at 2 p.m. Friday, May 14. At this time, employees are still required to wear company-issued face masks.
The new policy follows new federal recommendations on masking. On Thursday, the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in most indoor and outdoor settings.
Sands spokespeople did not immediately respond to questions on which areas would and would not require masks, or how it would verify guests’ vaccination status.
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT... Fully vaccinated guests and employees no longer have to wear a mask at Caesars Entertainment Inc. properties in Nevada.
Unvaccinated guests and employees will still be required to wear them inside one of the gaming company’s Nevada hotel-casinos, the company announced Friday, May 14.
“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,” a Caesars statement read. “It is our continued hope that by working together, we can continue to move forward toward full recovery.”
Caesars operates multiple properties in the Las Vegas Valley including Paris Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Flamingo and The Linq Hotel.
The new policies follow a Thursday, May 13, guidance update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in most indoor and outdoor settings.
“The new CDC guidance is a milestone moment in returning to a sense of normalcy,” said Virginia Valentine, president of the Nevada Resort Association, which represents the state’s gaming and resort industry. “Nevada’s resorts will continue to promote and encourage vaccination as they remain critical to saving lives.”
Six Las Vegas Casino operators have now updated their masking policies to no longer require masks for fully vaccinated visitors: Caesars Entertainment Inc., Wynn Resorts Ltd., MGM Resorts, Treasure Island, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.