One of the most common questions asked by visitors throughout the pandemic is “Are masks required in Las Vegas?”. Making things more confusing, the answer has changed frequently over time as conditions have evolved.
As people are traveling to Las Vegas from around the country, and the world, we thought it would be helpful to put together a detailed breakdown of where masks are currently required.
We’ll be sure to keep this breakdown updated as conditions change (hopefully for the better).
Are Masks Required Indoors in Las Vegas?
No. Governor Steve Sisolak suspended the indoor mask mandate in Nevada on February, 10th, 2022 citing a sharp decline in cases.
The Governor pointed out that individual businesses can still make the decision to require face masks if they desire.
Although businesses have the option to impose their own restrictions, no casinos in Las Vegas are currently requiring masks indoors.
Are Masks Required at Events and Shows in Las Vegas?
No. Masks are no longer required at events in Las Vegas following the suspension of the indoor mask mandate in February of 2022.
Mask Requirements on Public Transportation
Yes. Masks are currently required when utilizing the bus in Las Vegas.
As of April 18th, 2022, masks are now optional for those taking Uber/Lyft.
Are Masks Required at the Airport & on Airplanes
No. Following an April 18th court ruling overturning the federal mandate, masks are no longer required at Harry Reid International airport or on airplanes.
Are Masks Required at the Pool in Las Vegas? Or Outdoors at all?
No. Masks are not required outdoors, although businesses have the option to adopt stricter policies when deemed necessary.
Status of COVID in Clark County
Clark County has experienced a sharp decline in Covid-19 cases, test positivity rate, and hospitalizations over the past several weeks.
For up-to-date reporting on pandemic figures in Nevada, we suggest checking out this dashboard put together by the Nevada Independent.
Hopefully, we were able to clear up where masks are currently required in Las Vegas. As the Omicron wave subsides, and vaccinations pick up, we’re hopeful Las Vegas stays maskless for the foreseeable future.
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I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.