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Hotel workers' vaccine priority boosted by CDC, Nevada's Culinary Union reacts

Nevada's Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 hopes hospitality workers are prioritized. The group's spokeswoman, Bethany Khan, said they are going to be looking to future guidance from the state.

"Our communities need equitable access to the vaccine, and that includes the 60,000 frontline hospitality workers who work in casinos and throughout the resort industry here in Nevada," Khan said.

Throughout the pandemic, thousands of Nevada's hotel and resort industry workers -- professionals who cook, clean, serve food and drinks -- have been working in person with visitors. This compounds their risk for transmission.

As Khan points out, many of these workers are in communities deeply impacted by this virus.

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