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Masks mandatory, 250-cap for Pence rally at Reno airport

By Scott Sonner Associated Press
Vice President Mike Pence points to the crowd during a campaign event at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.
(Khadejeh Nikouyeh/News & Record via AP)

RENO — The lease holder at a Reno airport hangar where Vice President Mike Pence plans a rally Thursday has signed an agreement that requires the Republican National Committee to adhere to all Nevada COVID-19 restrictions, including a 250-person attendance cap and mandatory masks.

The RNC also most provide proof of at least $1 million in liability insurance in addition to the lease holder’s $5 million policy to cover any damages, fines or legal actions, according to a copy of the special use permit agreement with the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority that The Associated Press obtained Wednesday.

The lease holder, longtime GOP donor Perry Di Loreto, signed the agreement Monday. That’s the same day Nevada fined Douglas County and the airport more than $5,500 for allowing a campaign event for President Donald Trump that drew thousands of mostly unmasked people in September.

The 50-person cap in place at that time since has been raised to 250.

Di Loreto must submit a security plan to the airport authority and the Transportation Safety Administration that ensures attendance will be limited to 250. It also must explain plans to enforce requirements that all attendees stay at least 6 feet apart and wear face coverings at all times, the permit states.