Nevada: Friday Means Masks On

Governor Leaves State In Phase Two Of Recovery, No Plans To Move Forward

Paul Ihander
June 26, 2020 - 3:48 am
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a news conference on the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on March 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Masks will now be a part of the fashion for Nevada starting Friday. 

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed an order Wednesday, mandating the use of face coverings in public spaces, whether public or private owned.  

The order applies to indoor activities, including grocery stores, retail businesses, malls and gaming properties. 

Sisolak says businesses should help enforce the mandate with clear signage.   

There are exceptions to the mandate.  Examples include people who are engaged in outdoor work or recreation and have the ability to maintain six feet of separation; children who are under the age of 9; people who are eating or drinking inside a restaurant, provided they can be six feet away from another dining party.

There are no criminal penalties yet if people don't wear a mask, but businesses have the right to refuse service if the customer refuses to put one on.

The state will remain in Phase 2 of what's being called Nevada's "Roadmap To Recovery", with no plans on a move to Phase 3.