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Las Vegas business is booming after mask mandate lifted for fully vaccinated

Posted at 2:33 PM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-19 13:03:30-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With life going back to close to pre-pandemic normalcy, business is coming back to life as more and more people are getting out and feeling more comfortable without a mask.

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Nectar Bath Treats is a growing, booming bubbly haven that had sweet memories of before the pandemic.
When the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced last week that masks were no longer required indoors or outdoors if you are fully vaccinated, Nectar’s business exploded.

The store's regional retail director Erika Aquilar says: "The fact that we rescinded the mask mandate has had a huge impact on our sales. People are more excited. You actually get to see a smiling face, which we often missed during the pandemic."

They have seen more foot traffic, more sales and a change of energy.

"We like to say that we are a peoples company that happens to sell soap. Very very high energy," said Aquilar

While this has been great for retail, some are still concerned about their personal health and safety.

"Obviously if everybody is fully vaccinated, that goes for employees, associates and customers, you’re allowed to keep your mask off. We do recommend if they feel more comfortable to wear it. For us, it’s come in, have a good time and whatever you feel comfortable with we will support that," says Aquilar

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The company announced that they are hiring. They are opening a new location in resorts world on June 24th.

While the county announced that capacity limits will return to pre-pandemic levels, businesses still have the right to require masks, regardless of vaccination status.