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Pools at risk of closing amid Las Vegas heat wave

Posted at 6:52 AM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 13:35:57-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Pools are at risk of being shut down in Nevada amid temperatures of more than 110 degrees in the Las Vegas valley as coronavirus infections continue to rise.

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that bars would return to Phase 1 of the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery plan followed by an announcement that pools and gyms are also in his sights for a reversion.

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"While not in the directive today, I want to assure all Nevadans and visitors that we are monitoring other areas where fellow states have taken action, like swimming pools and gyms," he said.

RELATED: UPDATE: Gov. Sisolak announces bars will return to Phase 1

Sisolak strongly urged people at public pools to follow the state's directive to wear face coverings.

"I want to be crystal clear: unless you are actively walking into a pool, swimming in a pool, or walking out of a pool, you should have a face covering on at all times. It’s a simple as that," he said.

The most recent OSHA audit of businesses found 75% of pools were in compliance with the mask directive. Read the full OSHA report for businesses visited on Thursday here.