joedol
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August 30th, 2021 at 11:26:26 AM permalink
Does anyone know what the next decision date is for covid restrictions.
Is Sisolak still calling all the shots in Vegas?
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August 30th, 2021 at 5:53:02 PM permalink
Quote: joedol

Does anyone know what the next decision date is for covid restrictions.
Is Sisolak still calling all the shots in Vegas?



Yes, Sisolak makes the calls. He usually updates every two weeks.
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August 31st, 2021 at 4:46:04 AM permalink
When the latest indoor mask mandate was made by the Clark County Commissioners they said it was until Sept 8

Governor Sisolak no longer decides. He relinquished these powers to each individual County.

The NGC Board said it would follow the Clark County Commission.
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August 31st, 2021 at 8:56:11 AM permalink
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When the latest indoor mask mandate was made by the Clark County Commissioners they said it was until Sept 8

Governor Sisolak no longer decides. He relinquished these powers to each individual County.

The NGC Board said it would follow the Clark County Commission.


I expect the mask mandate to be continued. Since July 30, when the mandate was reinstatedÖI really havenít seen any discernible or correlating decrease in cases.

I believe 5 of the 17 Nevada counties were not deemed as elevatedÖtherefore no mask mandate. I could be wrong.
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August 31st, 2021 at 9:05:54 AM permalink
Are you saying wearing a mask hasn't decreased the transmission rate in Vegas?
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August 31st, 2021 at 9:14:40 AM permalink
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Are you saying wearing a mask hasn't decreased the transmission rate in Vegas?


I donít think it has. If you look at the chart going as far back as March 2020Öwith a mask mandate, the chart reads like a roller coaster. Peaks and valleys. Ups and downs. Some leveling off, peaking and dropping again.

The pro mask people will likely argue whatever the numbers areÖthey would have been higher without masks. I really donít buy in to that type of argument as pro mask can never be wrong.

I think we are averaging about 1,000 cases per day since the 2nd mandate.

The positivity rate also has issues now. Many businesses including the biggie MGM now require testing regardless of how you feel. So, tests will go up and positivity rate will go down. People will cheer the positivity rate has gone down. It really means nothing.
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August 31st, 2021 at 9:18:47 AM permalink
In casinos itís a faux mask mandate anyways with the having a cigarette pack or drink laying around you exemption. Enough to annoy people, not enough to accomplish much. Iím not arguing for or against anything itís just an obvious observation. Those really riled up about needing it for the most part probably werenít going to casinos in the first place and donít know itís a joke.
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August 31st, 2021 at 9:40:47 AM permalink
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In casinos itís a faux mask mandate anyways with the having a cigarette pack or drink laying around you exemption. Enough to annoy people, not enough to accomplish much. Iím not arguing for or against anything itís just an obvious observation. Those really riled up about needing it for the most part probably werenít going to casinos in the first place and donít know itís a joke.


The entire ďmask in casinoĒ charade is a joke. If the science says you wear it to protect others, wonderful. The fact that they not only allow smokers, vapers and cigar aficionados to remove their mask but also to blow respiratory particles thruout the casino, told me their ďscienceĒ is a jokeÖespecially here in Vegas.

Maybe masks work, maybe not so much. I really donít know. When they continued to allow mask removal to smoke, they told me it was never about science.

Those in control wonít speak of the issue either. They know theyíll sound like idiots trying to justify or excuse it.

At least NJ acknowledged it and banned it during the emergency crisis.
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August 31st, 2021 at 9:49:18 AM permalink
There was a two week or so period in Vegas where I stopped wearing my mask, during that month or so where the mask mandate was lifted. It was during that two week period that I contracted whatever it was that I caught, some kind of cold I think, as I tested negative for coronavirus twice since catching that and also once negative before catching that. But I was definitely sick with something and during the year that I wore I mask I came down with nothing at all.

So, anecdotally speaking, masks work - but, I assume, work best if everyone around you is also wearing a mask.

Another advantage to the mask mandate is that smoking is prohibited in the high limit pits of Venetian and Palazzo. I believe this prohibition was not lifted at all since reopening June 2020.
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August 31st, 2021 at 10:06:44 AM permalink
Red RockÖand I assume other Station properties had banned smoking at the tables during the first mask mandate. That no longer applies during the 2nd mask mandate. Smoke away.
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August 31st, 2021 at 10:08:36 AM permalink
That's unfortunate.
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August 31st, 2021 at 10:17:24 AM permalink
When I am at a private reserved table, no problem, no one may come near me other than the dealer or the drink attendant.

When I am at a public table, I generally have a No Smoking sign erected, but sometimes I forget to do that.

Also, if I am at a public table, I have them raise the minimum to try to keep people away, but still high rollers appear on occasion who are not deterred by the minimums.

Occasionally I forget to erect the No Smoking sign at a public table, and someone shows up who smokes, which is not edifying. I sometimes then ask the person to please not smoke, and mention that I was about to ask the pit boss to make the table No Smoking, with varying results - no one has ever refused to not smoke , but some simply stand up and smoke right behind the table.

Coronavirus or no coronavirus, second hand smoke in casinos is definitely a solid health related reason to avoid casinos entirely.
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September 16th, 2021 at 10:37:18 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

When the latest indoor mask mandate was made by the Clark County Commissioners they said it was until Sept 8

Governor Sisolak no longer decides. He relinquished these powers to each individual County.

The NGC Board said it would follow the Clark County Commission.

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    Any updates?
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    September 16th, 2021 at 10:45:59 AM permalink
    Everywhere in Nevada requires masks indoors at the moment. With these exception of if vaccination is required as a condition of entry then masks are not legally required (like you will see at the Raiders game.)
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    September 16th, 2021 at 11:44:34 AM permalink
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    Everywhere in Nevada requires masks indoors at the moment. With these exception of if vaccination is required as a condition of entry then masks are not legally required (like you will see at the Raiders game.)

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    It has to be an event in excess of 4,000 to be exempt from the mask mandate. All vaccinated.
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    September 16th, 2021 at 11:46:29 AM permalink
    Quote: joedol

    Quote: AlanMendelson

    When the latest indoor mask mandate was made by the Clark County Commissioners they said it was until Sept 8

    Governor Sisolak no longer decides. He relinquished these powers to each individual County.

    The NGC Board said it would follow the Clark County Commission.

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    Any updates?
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    My understanding is every Nevada county is now under a mask mandate as per the ďelevated countĒ guidelines. I think he overruled any local ordinance.

    https://www.kolotv.com/2021/09/09/all-nevada-counties-will-be-subject-indoor-mask-mandate/
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    September 16th, 2021 at 11:56:51 AM permalink
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    Are you saying wearing a mask hasn't decreased the transmission rate in Vegas?

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    My personal opinion is no. The mask mandate was originally introduced in June of 2020, suspended in May of 2021 and reintroduced on August 1, 2021.

    The covid count has been a roller coaster of up and down and up and down since March 2020. I see no discernible pattern that says mask work or mitigate covid.

    Many will argue the count would be higher without a mask mandate, regardless. Since that is impossible to calculate and is simply a predictionÖI donít give it credence.
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    September 16th, 2021 at 12:03:45 PM permalink
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    Are you saying wearing a mask hasn't decreased the transmission rate in Vegas?

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    How can anyone know what the transmission rate would be without a mask mandate? It might have been much higher, or it might have stayed the same. I've yet to hear a rational argument that it would be less without a mask mandate.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    September 16th, 2021 at 12:13:43 PM permalink
    I forget where I saw it (some news program) was that the cloth masks that most people are wearing
    are only 10-15% effective. The virus can go right through the cloth and most masks are not fitted
    right to begin with. Most notably around the nose.

    I'd say masks are at most marginally effective.
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    September 16th, 2021 at 12:20:47 PM permalink
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    I forget where I saw it (some news program) was that the cloth masks that most people are wearing
    are only 10-15% effective. The virus can go right through the cloth and most masks are not fitted
    right to begin with. Most notably around the nose.

    I'd say masks are at most marginally effective.

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    Some might argue if it saves just one lifeÖitís worth it.

    I donít really buy into that idea. Itís an encumbrance. For me, itís a pain in the ass. It itches my face, irritates my ears, fogs up my glasses and muffles conversation.

    Others donít mind the encumbrance. Effectiveness is an unknown, IMO. At least here.
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    February 16th, 2022 at 2:18:10 PM permalink
    going to casino in corona is not good as looking to restriction

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