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O.J. Simpson celebrates 73rd birthday in Downtown Summerlin restaurant without mask

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 17:57:23-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — O.J. Simpson didn’t let the coronavirus pandemic stop him from celebrating his 73rd birthday on Thursday night, according to TMZ.

The football legend and former prisoner can be seen making his way through Jing Las Vegas, which was temporarily closed after a video of their bar went viral and employees tested positive, in Downtown Summerlin.

UPDATE: Jing Las Vegas restaurant in Downtown Summerlin hopes to reopen Thursday

At one point, Simpson stops to hug a woman after she puts on a mask. Simpson was not wearing a mask at the time the recording was made and it doesn’t appear that masks were being worn by many of the patrons.

Masks are currently mandatory inside of public places. Patrons can remove their masks while seated at a table to eat or drink, but they must wear their masks while walking through restaurants and other public places.

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Patrons can also be seen dancing to the music being played by a mask-wearing DJ.

In March, O.J. Simpson posted a photo of himself wearing a mask outside of a local Costco store. He also indicated he was not afraid of the coronavirus.

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On Thursday, Gov. Sisolak announced that bars in several counties in Nevada would have to re-close because of the rise in coronavirus cases in the state. The bars in 7 counties will have to close at 11:59 p.m. July 10. Bar areas inside of restaurants will also have to close. Patrons will still be able to drink at their tables inside of restaurants.