What do Nevada's new COVID-19 restrictions mean for Las Vegas? Here's what you need to know – Reno Gazette Journal


The coronavirus casino closure is ending, with cards to be dealt, dice to roll and slot jackpots to win starting Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. (June 4) AP Domestic

LAS VEGAS –  The surge of COVID-19 in Nevada is now at “wildfire levels,” and new statewide restrictions that start Tuesday will impact travelers visiting this gambling and entertainment destination. 

“We are on a rapid trajectory that threatens to overwhelm our health care system, our frontline health workers, and your access to care,” Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Sunday. “So it’s time to act.”

What does the new “statewide pause” mean for vacationers visiting The Strip? Here’s what you need to know about the new restrictions. 


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When do the new restrictions start?

They start at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

How long will they last?

The will be in place for three weeks, according to Sisolak.

Will they impact my plans at hotels and casinos? 

They could. The biggest change tourists will experience inside resorts is a limit on the number of people allowed inside. The following places must reduce their capacity to 25 percent:

Casinos Arcades Art galleries Aquariums  Racetracks  Bowling alleys Amusement and theme parks Mini golf Libraries Museums Zoos How will the restrictions be enforced at resorts?

The state is in constant contact with the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Sisolak said.

“I had conversations with most of our gaming operators in the past 24 hours,” Sisolak said. “I can assure you that the full force of the Nevada Gaming Control Board will be behind the implementation and the enforcement of these 25 percent requirements, and if they don’t follow them, they will suffer the consequences as delineated but the

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