Nevada casinos loosen up COVID-19 restrictions
Casinos in the US state of Nevada have started to ease up capacity restrictions that were initially set in place in order to fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. The Governor, Steve Sisolak, said earlier this week that this is the newest step in the ‘Road to Recovery’ plan.
Starting from Monday, the 15th of March, all casinos and some certain hospitality establishments will be allowed to start working on either a 50% capacity of 250 people, whichever is the lesser amount. Previously, the rules stated that the capacity limit had to be set at 35% or 100 people.
Aside from that, Nevada is seeking to simplify the procedure of submitting and approving huge gatherings, as it is wishing that this will be yet another step towards revamping events in the state. The state’s governor also enlarged the eligibility for vaccines, now including food service and hospitality employees as well.
Governor Sisolak stated:
“Las Vegas has been the top convention and meetings destination for many years. We pride ourselves on providing the best facilities, the best service and now, the safest. We’ve been cautious, but very focused on reopening Las Vegas in the safest way possible for you, our treasured customers, our valued employees and our entire community. With great confidence in the efforts made by our resorts, convention centers and meeting hosts, I say… Welcome Back! The greatest place to do business in the world is even better.”
If there is a venue that is seeking to host over 250 people, they will have to fill out and present a ‘Large Gathering COVID-19 Preparedness & Safety Plan Certification Form’. This is a measure that is undertaken in order to make sure that everyone there will be following the guidelines imposed for safety, and also sticking to the main essentials such as keeping distance, wearing a mask, sanitizing and practicing good hygiene.
CEO and president of LVCVA, Steve Hill, also said:
“We’re ready and eager to welcome back business travellers to Las Vegas. We know there’s pent up demand for the return of in-person meetings and conventions and for the Las Vegas experience.”