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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 04: Jay McAvoy (R) of Colorado cheers as an employee takes his temperature as he arrives at Bellagio Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip just after the property opened for the first time since being closed on March 17 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on June 4, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hotel-casinos throughout the state are opening today as part of a phased reopening of the economy with social distancing guidelines and other restrictions in place. MGM Resorts International reopened Bellagio, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and The Signature today. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A coronavirus mask mandate by the Democratic governor of Nevada is drawing protests and organized opposition from a self-described conservative Republican activist. Ian Bayne of Las Vegas formed a political action group called “No Mask Nevada” that he said will target elected officials who he says threaten personal liberty. He said Thursday that group members don’t want to wear masks. Gov. Steve Sisolak called the effort dangerous during a public health crisis. On Wednesday, the state Occupational Health and Safety Administration visited 350 businesses and found Southern Nevada sites had a 75% compliance rate with the mask order and northern Nevada businesses came in at 84%.