The health and safety of all visitors to Las Vegas is paramount and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is committed to providing travelers 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 working closely with the U.S. Travel Association, McCarran International Airport as well as County and State Public Health officials to gather and share the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The LVCVA also continues closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and the World Health Organization for timely updates regarding the evolving Coronavirus situation and its impact.
Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that for the time being, Nevada will remain in Phase 2, Silver State Stabilization, of our state-specific plan to re-open, Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery. Additionally, the state of Nevada has mandated 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 Two 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, of our 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.
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.
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. Dine-in restaurants will continue to operate with all restrictions from Phase 1 still in place, however in Phase 2, bar areas within restaurants may open and bars and taverns that do not serve food may open under the same restrictions.
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.
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.