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Officials defend mask mandate for workers

Cover picture for the articleLocal and state officials are defending a partial mask mandate that appears rooted more in economics than science. “While it won’t protect visitors from other visitors, the new mask mandate should provide protection for visitors when they have contact with casino employees,” UNLV Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brian Labus, a member of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s medical advisory team, said via email. “We are seeing widespread community transmission in Southern Nevada at levels very high compared to the rest of the country and this could help interrupt the chain of transmission.”

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