Clark County Orders Employers To Require Masks For All Employees Indoors

Volume: 20 | Issue: 47
July 22, 2021

During an emergency meeting on July 20, 2021, the Clark County Board of Commissioners amended its COVID-19 Local Mitigation and Enforcement Plan to impose a mask requirement for all Clark County employees (vaccinated and unvaccinated) while working indoors. This amendment, based upon the recent recommendation of the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), applies to all employees of any Clark County business licensee, including licensees of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The amendment, which is now in effect, specifically requires the following:

“All employers are required to ensure their employees wear a face covering while working indoors, either with members of the public or in close contact with coworkers. Employees who have separate offices and workspaces need not wear masks while in those spaces. Face covering exemptions previously listed in the Governor’s Directive 45, Section 4 and medical exemptions under Directive 24, Section 7 are applicable in this Amendment.”

“Effective 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021, all employers open to the public are required to post new signage encouraging vaccinated and unvaccinated patrons to follow the SNHD’s guidelines on mask wearing indoors. Suggested signage is available from the SNHD, but businesses may use any signage as long as it includes the suggested SNHD language.”

“Grocery stores, non-restricted gaming licensees at a hotel/resort property, indoor malls and other indoor venues hosting gatherings of more than 250 non-employee attendees are required to submit a COVID plan. Plans must be submitted electronically using a survey format and completed by 8:00 a.m. on July 26, 2021. Only one plan needs to be submitted per employer and/or venue management.”

The County will revisit this amendment during its August 17 meeting.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board issued a notice yesterday confirming its full support for the new mask mandate and its intention to ensure compliance among its licensees.  

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