Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-07-22 20:34:58 –
Communities, including Hawaii County, point out that there is no obligation to mask and the number of unvaccinated Nevadans
Las Vegas (KLAS) –– With the increasing number of cases of coronavirus and the lack of a comprehensive mask obligation, some communities across the country are advising residents not to travel to Las Vegas.
Maskman Date, which applies to employees of all Clark County companies, came into effect on Thursday. Last week, the South Nevada Health District recommended that everyone, whether vaccinated or not, wear a mask in a crowded indoor public area.
At least three community leaders expressed concern about a trip to unvaccinated Las Vegas before the county commissioner voted for a mission that expires on August 17.
Last week, Chicago added the entire state of Nevada to its travel advisory list. Health officials in Los Angeles also expressed concern about Californians traveling to Las Vegas amid an increasing number of Nevada cases.
“The biggest hotspot to bring COVID back to Kauai? Las Vegas,” said Mayor Derek Kawakami of Kauai County, Hawaii in a health bulletin posted earlier this week.
“Visitors usually stay indoors for a long time,” Kawakami said. “They interact with people across the country, including states where COVID and delta variants are rapidly prevalent. No masks are needed indoors in Las Vegas. As a result, COVID-19 is prevalent.”
Hawaii’s Deputy Commander was insensitive when he told 8 News Now’s sister office in Hawaii on Monday about a trip to unvaccinated Nevada.
“You are at great risk and you are very likely to get COVID if you go to Las Vegas,” said Lieutenant Josh Green. “You’re in a restaurant or casino where most people don’t wear masks. That’s likely to happen. You’ll definitely catch COVID. Then come back and be asymptomatic for a few days. It will test positive for COVID and infect the whole family. “
State data show that nearly 60% of Hawaii’s population is fully vaccinated. Just under 40% of Nevadans are fully vaccinated. In Clark County, this figure is as low as about 39%.
Clark County’s positive test rate was stable at 14% on Thursday. The day after recording 28 deaths across the state, Nevada reported eight deaths, seven of which came from Clark County.
Clark County Remains a “persistent hotspot” It is being monitored by the federal government, according to a report by the Whitehouse COVID-19 team, updated this week.
Last week, the White House report identified the Las Vegas metropolitan area as the worst virus-infected country in more than a million metropolitan areas. This week’s report Las Vegas is listed as fourth only behind three Florida cities, including Jacksonville, Orlando, and Miami.