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Vegas PD: Concealed carry permit holders can carry while wearing face masks

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Posted at 6:52 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 12:19:55-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police say those who have a valid permit to carrying a concealed weapon can do so while abiding by Nevada's face covering mandate.

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the directive for people to wear face coverings while in public earlier this week, which includes for those visiting private businesses, casinos, and hotels.

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Friday, Officer Alejandra Zambrano, with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, told 13 Action News that a person can carry a concealed weapon if they have a valid CCW and wear a face mask while in public.

The LVMPD said they checked with the governor's office, and there has been no change to the Nevada Revised Statute, or NRS, when it came to the governor's directive on face masks.

Gov. Sisolak said the goal of the mandate is to help slow the spread of COVID-19, which continues to spread in Nevada.

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Also, North Las Vegas police and LVMPD said they will educate people to understand the safety behind wearing a face mask, instead of enforcing the mandate.

And Clark County, along with the city of Las Vegas said it will assist business owners with the new directive.