By Alan Snel of LVSportsBiz.com
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has caught up with Vegas Golden Knights fans at T-Mobile Arena — he’s ditching the COVID indoor mask mandate.
For those attending Golden Knights home games, you’re quite aware that most VGK fans stopped wearing masks inside the arena during games quite a while ago even though there was a state indoor mask mandate.
On Thursday morning, Sisolak also caught up with other Democratic governors from Connecticut to California in dropping the indoor mask requirement that was implemented to try and stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has killed 911,000 Americans.
Even Golden Knights owner Bill Foley and General Manager Kelly McKrimmon stopped wearing masks at VGK home games.
Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley and General Manager Kelly McCrimmon
Sisolak suspended the mask mandate that was put into effect last July because fewer people are being hospitalized now compared to the number of people hospitalized during the Omicron surge.
But people at airports and on airline flights will need to continue wearing masks.
“I want kindness to be just as contagious as COVID,” Sisolak said.
He noted there are divergent medical opinions about indoor mask requirements vs no requirements.
The feds — the CDC — still believe masks are required for the indoors.