Governor Sisolak was scheduled to give a press conference this evening regarding Phase 2, but cancelled about an hour before it was scheduled. He was exposed to the virus, and while he is exhibiting no symptoms, decided to cancel out of an abundance of caution. He did release his prepared statements and announced that Phase 2 will begin on Friday, May 29th. Some of the changes for Phase 2 are below:
- Increase public and private gatherings from no more than 10 people to no more than 50 people, while continuing to follow social distancing
- Vulnerable populations should continue to shelter in place
- Employees will continue to be required to wear a face covering
- Gyms, fitness facilities and other studios may reopen in Phase 2
- Salons and/or other businesses that provide aesthetic or other skin services may open under strict protocols and social distancing guidelines as recommended by LEAP and the Cosmetology Board.
- Body art and piercing establishments may reopen in Phase 2, with strict guidelines and by appointment only
- Aquatic facilities and swimming pools may reopen
- Museums, art galleries, zoos and aquariums may reopen
- Adult entertainment establishments, brothels, nightclubs and day clubs, live sporting event venues and live performance venues WITH spectators remain closed
Additional guidelines are expected tomorrow. The Governor’s full comments can be found here:
The Gaming Control Board held a workshop today to receive guidance from local health leaders to inform Resort reopening guidelines. They heard updates from the COVID-19 State Response Director, the CEO of UMC, the SNHD District Health Officer, Clark County Fire, Renown Health, and REMSA. The state hit a peak test positivity rate on April 24th. The trend has been downward ever since and now is 6.9%. SNHD will be releasing guidelines that will include continuous testing of employees and guests, social distancing, and having a health team on property. Chairwoman Morgan noted that she would like to release an Industry Notice with updated guidelines no later than tomorrow morning.
Updated SNHD guidelines can be found here: