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Las Vegas-Area Lawmakers End Local Virus Rules As Of June 1

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas will fully reopen to vaccinated diners, dancers, business owners and bodybuilders beginning June 1.

County lawmakers on Tuesday followed U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and dropped plans to tie business occupancy to COVID-19 vaccination rates.

The unanimous vote came after public speakers expressed anger and frustration with pandemic restrictions — especially the effects on children.

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The CDC says fully vaccinated people can stop person-to-person distancing and mask-wearing outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

Most Las Vegas casinos have already returned to 100% occupancy and no social distancing under the oversight of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.