Sisolak: June 4 target date for reopening gaming in Nevada

Posted Friday, 22 May 2020 ‐ Las Vegas Sun

Nevada’s gaming industry could reopen June 4 after more than two months of closures because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Steve Sisolak today. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Tuesday will host a workshop for state and health officials to update the area’s response to the pandemic, as well as to discuss safety and sanitation protocols resorts plan to implement. If the data continues to reflect positive or consistent trends through the Memorial Day weekend, Sisolak is expected to announce further reopening plans on Tuesday, his office announced. “Without a thoughtful and measured reopening of Nevada’s gaming industry, all of the work that Nevadans have done to fight the spread of this viral pandemic will have been for naught,” Sisolak wrote in a statement. Resorts are required to submit reopening safety plans to the control board for approval at least seven days before reopening. Most have already started implemented the changes, such as limitation to players at a blackjack tables — capacity is three players, down from six — or requiring employees and patrons to wear face masks. This is a developing story. Check back later for more.

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