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Nevada issues mask mandate ahead of SummerSlam in Vegas

With COVID-19 cases rising due to the delta variant of the virus, and significant portions of the population still reluctant or unwilling to get vaccinated, calls for the return of indoor mask mandates have been sounded in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention yesterday (July 27) recommended that fully vaccinated Americans start wearing masks indoors again in places with high Covid-19 transmission rates.

One such hot spot is Nevada, which saw 792 new cases on Tuesday. Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, accounts for nearly 80% of COVID-19 cases in the state. Allegiant Stadium, the venue where WWE SummerSlam is scheduled to take place on Sat., Aug. 21, is in Clark County.

If SummerSlam goes forward as planned, it appears attendees will have to wear face covering. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the state is bringing back their mask mandate for the first time since May. The order goes into effect on Fri., July 30 for 12 counties, including Clark.

It’s been reported more than 40,000 tickets have been sold or distributed for WWE’s Biggest Party of the Summer.

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