LAS VEGAS – This tourism and entertainment capital took a new milestone this week, as the Strip’s major casinos hit capacity without social distancing.
Based on workforce vaccination rates at Las Vegas’ largest properties, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has granted waivers to tip casino floors to full capacity.
Clark County lawmakers with jurisdiction over Las Vegas area businesses have approved plans to allow 100% occupancy in places other than casinos after 60% of eligible county residents have received a vaccine . As of Wednesday, the figure was 47%.
But what does this mean for tourists who are planning trips here soon? Here is what you need to know.
Which Las Vegas casinos are at capacity?
Bellagio Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
The Mirage Hotel & Casino
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Bally’s Las Vegas
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Flamingo Las Vegas
Harrah’s Las Vegas
The LINQ Hotel + experience
Paris Las Vegas
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Santa Fe Station
Green Valley Ranch
Red Rock Resort
the Strat, Cosmopolitan and Silverton have also opened 100% game rooms.
Is social distancing still enforced?
It depends on where you are.
Social distancing is no longer necessary on the playing field, but these restrictions are still in effect at restaurants, pools and other no-play areas and activities.
Are masks still necessary?
In April, Gov. Steve Sisolak said he expected the pandemic-stricken Nevada economy to be fully reopened by June 1, but he clarified that the long-standing tenure to wear a Silver State mask will remain in place at least until the end of May.
Masks wouldn’t just disappear in countries that don’t like it, he said.
“This measure will remain in place to protect the health and safety of Nevadans and help bring the state to a full reopening,” Sisolak said.
Are the restaurants also fully open?
While play floors may return to 100% of their capacity, the current 80% occupancy restrictions and 3-foot social distancing policies remain in effect in restaurants, swimming pools and other non-smoking areas and activities. games.
Are new cases still on the rise in Nevada?
State health officials on Wednesday reported 464 new cases of COVID-19 and six more deaths since Tuesday. The Department of Health and Human Services has reported nearly 320,000 cases and 5,515 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The 14-day test positivity rate – a measure of the number of people tested for the coronavirus and found positive – was 5.4% in Nevada and 5.5% in the Las Vegas area.
The World Health Organization’s target is 5% or less to ease restrictions.
The Southern Nevada Health District administers Clark County, which is home to 2.3 million people, including Las Vegas. The tourist destination has been added to places in Nevada where authorities have detected cases of a potentially disturbing strain of the coronavirus found in India.
A woman in her 20s who had not traveled recently and who had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 has tested positive for a variant subtype officially known as B.1.617.2, reported Tuesday the Southern Nevada Health District.
The woman did not require hospital treatment and an investigation was aimed at identifying people with whom she had come in contact, the district said.
It also reported other variants of COVID-19, including 242 cases of the B.1.1.7 strain first detected in the UK, five cases of the B.1.351 strain first detected in South Africa. South, five cases of the strain B.1.429 strain detected for the first time in California and 28 cases of the strain P.1 detected for the first time in Brazil.
The COVID-19 vaccines currently in use in the United States offer protection against most variants, officials say.
Contributor: Associated Press.
Ed komenda written on Las Vegas for the Reno Gazette Journal and USA Today Network.
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