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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 04: Guests arrive at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip 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. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Nevada state and local officials implored people to heed the governor’s directive to wear masks and keep safe distances apart, while acknowledging they await a possible increase in coronavirus cases following Independence Day revelry. Clark County Commission Chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick cited news reports and cellphone video of a July 4 party in a Las Vegas desert area that apparently drew a crowd of hundreds of people not wearing masks or keeping a recommended 6 feet apart. She said that’s not the way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.