LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 29: Southern Nevada Health District environmental health specialist Bobby Donnell waits to check people in to receive Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations at Jerome Mack Middle School on January 29, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Southern Nevada Health District is operating the site as a pop-up clinic for seniors age 70 and older. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Nevada has reinstated a COVID-19 mask rule for indoor public areas in cities in order to stop a variant-fueled rise in cases and hospitalizations not seen since before vaccinations were introduced. State officials said Tuesday that the regulations will be consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result of last year’s shutdown, the state’s tourist industry may find it difficult to attract visitors and trade exhibitions that are vital to the state’s economy. Amid the rise, school administrations are likewise altering their plans. Schools in Las Vegas announced Tuesday that students and employees will wear masks starting Aug. 9.