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COVID-19 Resources and Research 

The health and safety of all visitors to Las Vegas are paramount and the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority (LVCVA) is committed to providing our visitors, community and industry partners with accurate and timely information about traveling to the destination, as well as to ensure that we continue to provide a safe environment for those who are visiting.

The LVCVA continues to work closely with state and local officials, public health officials, and partners in the hospitality industry to keep the city and its residents safe and healthy, as we know that many of those most significantly impacted include hospitality workers and businesses. While we work every day on the destination’s response to the virus, we are also preparing our industry for recovery.

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LATEST NEWS

July 9, 2020

Gov. Steve Sisolak adjusted some of the restrictions for bars in the Nevada counties of Washoe and Clark which took effect 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 10. These additional restrictions contribute to the effort to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada.

Dining establishments are no longer able to serve patrons at bar areas and must continue to limit capacity to 50 percent. Restaurants and dining establishments may not seat parties larger than 6. Outdoor dining is strongly encouraged. Guests may still order and be served alcohol from their table but congregating or ordering from the bar area is prohibited. All bar tops will be closed, regardless of whether they have gaming machines installed.

For the time being, Nevada will remain in Phase 2, Silver State Stabilization, of the state-specific plan to re-open, Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery. Additionally, effective June 26, the state of Nevada requires the wearing of masks or face coverings that cover both the nose and mouth for all Nevadans and visitors when in a public space. The mandate includes exemptions for those with medical breathing issues or disabilities that make mask use impractical, as well as for children ages 2 – 9. Businesses have the right to ask any patron to leave if they are not following the directive.

Gov. Sisolak said his Phase 2 directive will be extended for a month, with an update to be shared by the end of July.

Recently the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority launched the citywide Vegas Smart campaign to encourage visitors to stay smart and stay healthy while enjoying the destination. For more information, as well as links to each resort partner’s healthy and safety plan, click here.

The state of Nevada moved into Phase 2, Silver State Stabilization, the state-specific plan to re-open, Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery, on Friday, May 29 by order of Gov. Steve Sisolak. Phase 2 is currently in place until July 30 as the state continues to monitor data and evaluate trends and progress. Gov. Sisolak is expected to make another announcement about the state’s progress prior to July 30. A copy of the full plan can be found online at: NVHealthResponse.nv.gov

Phase 2 allows for the restricted opening of more outdoor spaces and businesses and increases public and private gatherings to no more than 50 people while continuing to practice social distancing, keeping six (6) feet of space in between individuals, wearing face coverings when going out, and limiting unnecessary social interactions.

CASINO/RESORTS OPENING
Nevada’s gaming industry was able to reopen in Phase 2 on June 4, 2020. A copy of policies and procedures can be found HERE.

OTHER BUSINESSES
The following businesses that were closed during Phase 1 were allowed to reopen in Phase 2 with restrictions: Gyms, fitness facilities and other studios; swimming pools, water parks and aquatic facilities; spas, salons and other businesses that provide aesthetic or other skin services; body art and piercing establishments; museums, art galleries, zoos and aquariums; outdoor venues including mini golf and amusement parks; indoor venues including movie theaters, and bowling alleys and indoor malls. Restrictions will include reduced occupancy, strict social distancing, and use of face coverings.

In Phase 2, events with live performances and live performers are not allowed WITH spectators. However, for the purpose of broadcasting or live streaming certain events are allowed under specific restrictions, but they will not include a live audience or spectators. While many businesses will be able to open as outlined above, nightclubs and day clubs, live sporting event venues and live performance venues with live audiences and adult entertainment establishments will remain closed. All businesses operating in Phase 2 must also abide by measures set forth by OSHA and other regulatory authorities.

As the destination reopens, visitors should check directly with resorts, attractions and other experiences for full details around operations and compliance with reopening protocols.

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As we all experience the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus on the economy of Southern Nevada, below are additional resources to help us navigate to eventual recovery. 

Local and State Resources

Research and Data Resources

Federal Government Resources

Tourism Industry Associations