This past few weeks has been about lockdowns coming and going. In the case of the United States, some states have seen important reopenings to start to stimulate the economy again.
Now it’s the time for Las Vegas to get some love as bars and some casinos have been permitted to reopen yesterday after being forced to close for several months.
Since March they have only been permitted a few weeks of service as bars alongside casinos were forced to close, only being allowed reopenings from June until July 10 as an emergency order from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak came and lockdown was issued again.
Sisolak stated that the decision was based on data related to the prevalence and spread of the virus within the counties where the lockdown was re-established.
“I am beyond thrilled that the hard work of Nevada’s residents and businesses has resulted in [said] data trending in a positive direction, allowing the task force to lift restrictions on bars and countries that previously had these mitigation measures in place due to their transmission risk levels,”
Governor Sisolak kept on: “I want to thank the Task Force and local governments for their work toward helping to accomplish our overall goal: Safely lift restrictions based on data so our businesses can succeed and our workers can get back on the job.”
Even though restrictions are being lifted, there are some limitations that are still going to be in place.
Bars must only operate at 50% capacity, with reasonable spacing between tables of at least six feet and face coverings are mandatory for all staff members.
“I have consistently been in support of safely lifting restrictions and reopening areas of our economic and social life based on improvements in our data, in addition to strong participation and enforcement plans from local governments,” Said Sisolak.
“The work completed by the task force over previous weeks, in addition to their recent actions, represent the state’s commitment to a transparent process, a safe reopening, and coordinated partnership with our local governments.”