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Face masks now required at table games in Nevada

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Posted at 11:43 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 11:42:41-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Gaming Control Board has laid out new rules for casinos in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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“Because we’ve had an uptick in cases, it shows that some of these social distancing measures and some of the current measures might not be working,” says Dr. Daliah Wachs.

The notice states “licensees must offer all guests a face covering, or have dedicated signage throughout the establishment notifying patrons that face coverings are available.”

It also states that licensees “must require patrons to wear face coverings at table and card games if there is no barrier, partition, or shield between the dealer and each player.”

This requirement applies to table and card game players, spectators, and any other person within six feet of any table or card game, according to the notice.

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“These tables are close together and we’re not six feet, so somebody has to make up their mind,” says Dr. Daliah.

Before this notice was released, the Culinary Union had been asking for more protections for those back on the job.

“It had to be a very stressful decision to make every single day to go to work when you know there’s no mandate of what we need to have to protect them,” says Geoconda Arguello-Kline, Culinary Union.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board also says they will release other notices as they see fit.

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