Mississippi ends mask mandate in casinos

Employees and customers will no longer need to wear face masks inside the state’s casinos.
Employees and customers will no longer need to wear face masks inside the state’s casinos.

The Mississippi Gaming Commission has lifted the obligation for casino workers and customers to use face masks.

US.- The Mississipi Gaming Commission has lifted the mandate to wear face masks at Mississippi casinos from today.

Employees and customers will no longer need to wear face masks inside the state’s casinos since Covid-19 cases have been steadily decreasing.

The decision makes the Mississippi Gaming Commission one of the first regulators to lift mask requirements for casinos. While in states, such as Florida or Nevada, governors have lifted the mask mandate statewide, the measure remains in place for casino venues a long with other Covid-19 protocols.

In Florida, there is no gambling regulator, but the largest gaming operator in the state, the Seminole Tribe, has decided to continue requiring masks while inside their casinos.

The Mississippi Gaming Commission until today had required anyone inside a casino to wear a mask unless they were eating or drinking. Casino workers were also required to encourage patrons to socially distance.

According to a report from the Muscatine Journal, casinos will now be free to implement their own rules and continue to require masks at their property if they choose, but the state won’t force them to do so.

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