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Las Vegas resorts relaxing rules for masks at pools

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Posted at 8:22 AM, May 11, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Some Las Vegas hotel-casinos are relaxing the rules about masks at pools.

MGM Resorts has updated its guidance on its website to indicate that fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks while seated in its lounge chairs at the pool. Guests are still being encouraged to wear masks while walking inside public spaces and outdoors on the pool deck.

Wynn Resorts has also confirmed that it has updated its guidelines to match the current direction from regulators.

Additionally, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas has confirmed that guests are not required to wear masks while seated in its socially distanced lounge chairs. They are also not required to wear masks while eat or drinking or actively swimming in the resort’s pool. Guests are still required to wear masks while walking around the general pool area.

Caesars Entertainment also says it is relaxing the mask rules for pool guests who are seated in lounge chairs, daybeds or cabanas.

Gov. Steve Sisolak updated Nevada’s mask mandate last week to align with the CDC’s new guidance that says fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors.

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It is not known if the resorts are requiring their guests to provide evidence of vaccination.