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  1. Sonya

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    Just a few articles and updates today.

    A VMBer spoke to Strat and Sahara today and they are not taking reservations now until at least June 1st. Not surprising since the Governor says he doesn't foresee casinos opening for Memorial Day Weekend.



    Every Californian is familiar with the post-earthquake media storm of "When will we get the Big One" articles. After yesterday's earthquake in Tonopah, here we go with "What if we had a 6.5 quake in the Valley"?
    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/tonopah-earthquake-raises-questions-of-seismic-safety-in-las-vegas-valley/

    As if Las Vegas didn't have enough to worry about with the virus! ;)




    Howard Stutz has an Op-Ed out today:
    As Casinos Reopen The Business Model "Requires Reimagining" For Health and Safety
    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/commentaries/as-casinos-reopen-the-business-model-requires-reimagining-for-health-and-safety/




    I posted in here that Nacho Daddy was requiring employees to sign a liability waiver in order to return back to work. I wanted to include this update from Eater, that they are no longer requiring that.
    https://vegas.eater.com/2020/5/15/21259687/nacho-daddy-changes-covid-19-policy-liability-coronavirus-pandemic




    'We're on virus time': Las Vegas on edge amid reopening gamble
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/15/las-vegas-reopening-casinos-workers




    I'm about to post one of those articles that avid supporters of the President might not want to read as parts of it are critical of his handling of the pandemic. However, there is information in this Time article I think is important enough to include here. I'll avoid the political stuff in what I quote here.

    There Are Sensible Ways to Reopen a Country. Then There's America's Approach
    https://time.com/5836607/reopening-risks-coronavirus/

     
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    Wynn Will Reopen Without Poker:
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/wynn-will-reopen-without-poker-in-concession-to-new-pandemic-era/ar-BB149qwB




    The Path Back: iGaming Gaining Favor Among Players and Lawmakers:
    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/the-path-back-igaming-gaining-favor-among-players-lawmakers/




    CA Governor Newsom Appeals to Tribes to Reconsider Reopening Casinos:
    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/san-diego/story/2020-05-16/governor-appeals-to-tribes-to-reconsider-their-decisions-to-reopen-casinos




    Shutting Down Was Easy, Reopening Will Be Hard:
    https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/shutting-down-was-easy-reopening-will-be-hard




    Howard Stutz on Sunday Today Show on How The Coronavirus Is Changing Las Vegas
    https://www.today.com/video/how-the-coronavirus-is-changing-las-vegas-83566661523

    The segment is 3:42. Includes talking to Tony Rodio, shots of inside the darkened Caesars Palace. Howard talks about how there is no playbook for opening a casino in a pandemic. It's a good, short video clip.





    And last for this update is an interesting interview in Propublica with an expert on conpsiracy theories.

    "Immune to Evidence" How Dangerous Coronavirus Conspiracies Spread:
    https://www.propublica.org/article/immune-to-evidence-how-dangerous-coronavirus-conspiracies-spread

    What’s the difference between a real conspiracy and a conspiracy theory?

    What are some differences between conventional and conspiratorial thinking?



    Why do you think some conspiracy theories are so popular?



    Is conspiracy thinking at an all time high?



    How do we talk to the conspiracy theorists in our lives?



    How do we prevent the spread of conspiracy theories?



    Hang in there, everyone. We're going to get through this. Just take care of yourself, and each other. And double check your sources. :)
     
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    South Point Arena to Host PBR Event and Participants in June:
    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/south-point-arena-will-host-closed-to-public-bull-riding-competition-in-june/




    US Casino Reopening Map Has Been Updated:
    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/mapping-the-recovery-united-states-casino-reopenings/

    I told you about this resource last week and today they updated it with the latest openings and the upcoming ones.




    Stations Casinos to use Thermal Scanners on All Guests When They Reopen:
    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/station-casinos-to-use-thermal-scanners-on-guests-employees-once-it-reopens-properties/




    MGM Resorts to Waive Parking Fees Upon Reopening:
    https://www.fox5vegas.com/coronavirus/mgm-resorts-to-bring-back-free-parking-upon-reopening-in-las-vegas/article_1ae58fa4-9937-11ea-9bf6-677600ba4e46.html




    Laughlin's Colorado Belle Casino to Indefinitely Close
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/laughlins-iconic-colorado-belle-to-stay-closed-indefinitely-400-to-lose-jobs-2030754/

     
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    Things are moving fast with a lot of locals and tribal casinos opening all over the country. Casinos in Las Vegas are moving towards opening, bringing in employees, doing testing of staff. Rumors are flying all over the place. Please remember to only post information from verified sources. And take everything with a grain of salt, because we do not have an official opening date nor do we know if the Governor is going to include tourist (ie, Strip) casinos in the Phase Two opening. Earlier he said The Strip would be Phase 3 or 4. So.. patience. We'll all feel better for it. :)


    So... news.


    In a call today, Howard Stutz says that Frank Fertitta III talked about the rumors around the sale of The Palms: "We can dispel the rumors. The Palms is not for sale. That is a rumor." He says the property will reopen once they determine the recovery of other properties first.




    Several Nevada Casinos Are talking about June 1st for Opening:
    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/venetian-resort-begins-accepting-reservations-for-june-1/

    There are a few casinos talking about a possible June 1st opening, but remember... the governor's announcement is still coming.

    This article talks about Venetian.
    The news here is that they will open in phases, whenever they are allowed to open, with Venetian first and Palazzo at a later date.


    Bellagio and NYNY are emailing people with early June reservations, asking them to confirm

    We have a thread about it. Here - https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/email-from-mgm-to-confirm-arrival-at-nyny.173671/


    I also got a PM from someone receiving an email from Peppermill in Reno:
    You can find the rest of Peppermill's reopening plan here - https://www.peppermillreno.com/about-us/healthsafety




    Boyd Gaming has also released their plan for Reopening:

    You can find the website here - https://www.boydgaming.com/boyd-clean

    And the full plan PDF can be found here - https://static.boydgaming.net/boydgaming/media/downloads/344352Fnt_BoydClean_SafetySOPs_WEB.pdf




    Las Vegas Will Miss Memorial Day Crowds This Year:
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/las-vegas-strip-casinos-will-miss-memorial-day-crowds-this-year-2031308/




    Governor Sisolak Appoints Caleb Cage To Be COVID-19 Response Director

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    PT's Plans Limited Reopening:
    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/valley-taverns-reopen-with-focus-on-food-instead-of-gaming/

    These may not be well known to all but die-hard Vegas fans, but PT's is opening five of the pub/gaming properties for dining, but not gaming.





    Canada-US Border to Remain Closed to Non-Essential Travel through June 21st:
    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada-u-s-border-to-remain-closed-to-non-essential-travel-for-another-month-pm-says-it-s-the-right-thing-1.4944793




    I also wanted to share this blog post about Downtown Las Vegas. It's his opinion, but it's well reasoned and an interesting look at the differences between opening Downtown and opening The Strip.

    Downtown Las Vegas Casinos Well Positioned to Recover:
    https://vegasadvantage.com/downtown-las-vegas-casinos-well-positioned-to-recover/

    It's not long and worth a read, give it a click.
     
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    I wanted to share these two articles about masks. There has been a lot of misinformation about masks here. It is certainly your decision whether or not you wear one, but please be informed.


    This first article is from the Reno Gazette Journal:

    Reno ER doctor: Wearing a mask is a sacrifice we all need to take to help end this crisis
    https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2020/05/18/reno-er-doctor-wearing-mask-sacrifice-we-all-need-take/5215101002/




    And this Vox article:

    How Masks Helped Hong Kong Control the Coronavirus:
    https://www.vox.com/2020/5/18/21262273/coronavirus-hong-kong-masks-deaths-new-york
    New research shows that universal mask-wearing may help slow the spread of Covid-19.

     
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    There is a lot of activity in and around Las Vegas right now. I'll update the news on that shortly, but I wanted to take a second and remind people about where we are right now.

    It's not the casinos that decide when they are reopening. We do hear about hosts and hotels calling about reservations and asking you to confirm them. People are being offered moves from casinos that aren't opening to others that are planned to open first. And many of the hotels are bringing employees back in.

    There is a lot of activity around the casinos. Employees are coming in for COVID testing. They are also rearranging casinos and restaurants and removing non-essential items from hotel rooms in hopes that they will get to open soon. But, will they?

    We don't know.

    The last we heard from Governor Sisolak was last Friday. Before that it was May 7th, when we got the plan for Phase One.

    Let's go backwards... Last Friday, the Governor said:

    So, that says that he wants two weeks of data before they are able to make any decisions about moving to Phase Two. That would put us at this coming Friday. Does that mean he will have a Press Conference with answers? We don't know. I haven't seen any press release from his office that one is scheduled, but they usually come out a few hours before, not days.

    If we go back to May 7th, where he announced Phase One, including the opening of Restaurants, some taverns, salons/barbershops and retail shopping. I want to remind you of a couple of other things he said.

    Please remember that these were the guidelines we were given for Phase Two:

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    I'm not sure that "public life under extremely strict social distancing measures, hygiene, and occupancy controls" means "OPEN ALL THE CASINOS!!"

    In Phase Three:

    phase3.JPG

    There is talk of "mass gatherings" and "non-essential travel", including "highly modified operations." That sounds more like casinos to me but I have no idea for sure what he's thinking. We weren't supposed to move into Phase One until the Positive Test Ratio dropped below 10% and they opened it at 11.2%, with them eventually falling below 10% after the opening date.

    So, let's go back to April 29th. You can see the post I made about that day's press here - https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?posts/2028391/

    On that day:
    THIRD OR FOURTH PHASE

    Okay, everyone take a drink or a deep breath. Whatever works. :)

    I'm not trying to be Debbie Downer. I'm just reminding people of what has been said before by the Governor of Nevada.

    I'd also like to point you back to the White House's plan for "Opening America Up Again":

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/
    (These bolds/capitals are theirs, not mine)

    In Phase One:
    In Phase Two:
    Non essential travel is back, but social settings of more than 50 people, not so much.

    In Phase Three:
    That sounds more like casino time. Limit of 50 people is gone, but maybe you shouldn't spend all day in a crowd guidance seems casino appropriate.

    So, does that mean that Governor Sisolak isn't opening the casinos in June? I have no idea. I'm reminding you what he said over the last however many weeks we've been doing this thing.

    I am hopeful that the casinos would not be bringing back employees, testing, calling guests, notifying people about reservations moving to other properties, etc if they were not confident that reopening is on the horizon. I hope that we get to see some life back in Las Vegas casinos. I'm just asking you not to head to the airport quite yet. We still need to hear from the governor on what the plan is going to be now.

    These things are fluid. We have to be patient and not get ahead of our skis. Rub you lucky troll doll or get out your lucky sock. Whatever you've got. Let's all hope to hear good news, but I'm a realist and I'm pretty much always prepared for disappointment.

    Hang in there, everybody. We will get there. Just maybe not today... or tomorrow... could be Friday, but maybe a week from Friday, or in July, or... well, you get the picture. :)
     
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    We've got a number of active threads on various openings and communications from Las Vegas casinos on the board. I'm happy that we have been able to do this and I hope that we can continue with everyone keeping their posts factual and on topic and civil. Thanks!

    One of those threads is about people getting contacted by MGM Resorts about reservations at NYNY and Bellagio for June. You can find that thread here -
    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/email-from-mgm-to-confirm-arrival-at-nyny.173671/

    In addition, people are receiving emails about switching reservations at other properties, like Mirage or Aria, to Bellagio. I'm not sure if lower tier properties are being contacted to switch to NYNY. Anyone have a Luxor or Park MGM reservation for June and heard from them?

    Here is one email shared with me from someone who had booked at ARIA:

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    This is progress and should be making people anxious to see casinos return quite happy.




    Another good sign, the Culinary Union and Casinos have agreed to testing provided by the casinos.
    https://m.culinaryunion226.org/news/press/las-vegas-gaming-industry-to-offer-covid-19-testing-for-employees-prior-to-return-to-work

    I have seen further media reports that this is indeed going to start with up to 4,000 tests done tomorrow.




    Palms Is Not Currently For Sale:
    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/red-rock-resorts-ceo-rumored-sale-of-the-palms-in-las-vegas-is-not-correct/

    Yesterday I reported that on a call, it was confirmed that the sale of Palms is just a rumor.



    Casino Re-openings Begin, but Some Properties Will Remain Permanently Closed:
    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/commentaries/casino-reopenings-begin-but-some-properties-will-remain-permanently-closed/




    Nevada Gaming Regulators Hear from Health Experts as Casinos Nears Potential Reopening:
    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/nevada-gaming-regulators-to-hear-from-health-and-safety-experts-as-casino-market-nears-potential-reopening/




    Coronavirus Patient Stopped from Boarding Plane in Lansing:
    https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/2020/05/19/coronavirus-lansing-capital-region-international-airport-covid-19-passenger-board-plane/5220703002/

    Well, this is alarming. If you're sick, please don't get on a plane!!!




    And last in this batch, for you Tiger King Fans...

    Carole Baskin is Selling Leopard Print Face Masks
    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/carole-baskin-of-tiger-king-fame-is-selling-leopard-print-face-masks/

     
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    Here are a couple of articles about Caesars reopening.

    First, this article has a 2-3 minute video that shows inside the casino now and discusses distancing and cleaning.

    Caesars Palace Talks Post Pandemic Upgrades
    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/exclusive-caesars-palace-talks-post-pandemic-upgrades/



    And this second one:
    How do you Socially Distance in a Casino? Caesars Shares the New Look of Gambling.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/socially-distance-vegas-casino-caesars-150035553.html




    McCarran Debuts its New Signs for COVID-19.

    (OMG, some of you are going to HATE this.)

    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/mccarran-airport-launches-covid-19-safety-campaign/

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    https://news3lv.com/news/local/mccarran-starts-coronavirus-public-awareness-campaign-as-it-prepares-for-more-travelers

    Here are a couple more photos from social media:

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    mccarran2.jpg

    WHY DO I FEEL LIKE THE AIRPORT IS YELLING AT ME?!?!
     
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    I have a little virus news now.

    Hamster Study: Wearing a Mask can Significantly Reduce Transmission Rate
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/19/coronavirus-wearing-a-mask-can-reduce-transmission-by-75percent-new-study-claims.html

    This is a non-peer-reviewed study, meaning other scientists haven't been given the opportunity to tear it apart. So, take this with some grain of salt.

    However, they did some studies with hamsters, covering individual hamsters and the cage alternately with a mask. It's an interesting read, but in summary...
    And they make a good point at the end of the article:



    This was another good article on mask wearing:

    Why We Wear Masks:
    https://thebulwark.com/newsletter-issue/why-we-wear-masks/

    (here he goes on to look at that Chinese restaurant example of how people got sick as result of ventilation in the restaurant, please click if you haven't seen it before.)



    There is a HuffPost/YouGov polling out about masks:
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/face-masks-poll-partisan-culture-war_n_5ec584fcc5b642a7d150e103

    polling1.jpg




    Here's another poll:

    Americans Harbor Strong Fear of New Infections:
    https://apnews.com/3562b5a082a27221e532075de509a36c




    What Covid Did After 6 Weeks In The Hospital:
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/man-shares-photo-before-after-covid-19

    This story is from a photo a man posted of himself on social media, after 6 weeks on a ventilator with COVID-19.
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    That's it for tonight. I hope these articles are informative for you. I don't post them to scare you or convince you to think one way or another. I find them informative on making my own decisions about how I move about in this crazy new world of ours. I hope they help you too.
     
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    Nevada Independent has a great article that breaks down the plans for all the casino properties in Las Vegas
    https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/a-look-at-when-and-how-nevada-casinos-plan-to-reopen

    They cover all the casino companies and break it down by:

    Properties
    Reopening Date
    Details
    Status of Employees

    For example, here is Wynn:




    Sahara Releases Reopening Plan:
    https://saharalasvegas.com/saharacares/




    Stratosphere /Golden Entertaintment Announced Opening Plan:
    https://goldenent.com/commitment.html




    Dining Pavilions To Open on Closed Streets Downtown:
    https://news3lv.com/news/local/las-vegas-dining-pavilions-downtown-restaurants




    Stations Casinos Plan To Reopen Restaurants Inside Casinos
    https://vegas.eater.com/2020/5/21/21265837/station-casinos-reopen-restaurants-inside-casinos-coronavirus-pandemic




    Treasure Island is Closing The Buffet For Good
    https://vegas.eater.com/2020/5/21/21265802/treasure-island-closes-buffet-strip




    Boxing Might Be Back in Vegas:
    https://sports.yahoo.com/lace-them-boxing-set-june-9-return-las-184706502--box.html




    Stadium has "Significant Balance" to Weather Even This Storm:
    https://www.nevadacurrent.com/blog/stadium-authority-has-significant-balance-to-weather-even-this-storm/




    Sisolak to Address Business Community in Private Webinar Tomorrow:
    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/governor-sisolak-to-address-the-states-business-community-in-webinar/

    Although this event is for Chamber members only, it appears some media will be allowed in, so we should hear tomorrow what they discussed.




    National Parks are Reopening. Is it Wise to Visit?
    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/may/21/national-parks-reopening-plans-safety-concerns/

     
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    Now for some virus news...

    I have some concerns about news stories covering a number of spikes in Covid-19 cases in states that have reopened in the last 2-3 weeks. There are also stories about testing results being misreported, misconstrued, or just not reported at all by states.

    The reason we did the shutdown in the first place, was to stop the spiking case numbers to not overwhelm hospitals and cause sick people to be unable to get treatment at hospitals. That is already happening again in one state.

    As we reopen things like casinos, we need to have reliable testing data to track the potential rise in cases in a given area. Only through testing can we know if reopening is safe. Nobody wants to be the center of an outbreak, but manipulating testing results seems like a really, really bad idea.

    Again, I share this information with you, not for political purposes, or to point fingers at any state or political figure, but because this is important in making a decision about how the risk/reward analysis is made by you in your decision to go back to the casino or not.

    So, here we go...


    CDC and States are Misreporting COVID-19 Test Data:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/05/cdc-and-states-are-misreporting-covid-19-test-data-pennsylvania-georgia-texas/611935/
    The government’s disease-fighting agency is conflating viral and antibody tests, compromising a few crucial metrics that governors depend on to reopen their economies. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and other states are doing the same.




    Coronavirus Hot Spots Erupt Across Country: Experts Warn of Second Wave in the South
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/coronavirus-hot-spots-erupt-across-the-country-experts-warn-of-possible-outbreaks-in-south/2020/05/20/49bc6d10-9ab4-11ea-a282-386f56d579e6_story.html




    Alabama in "Holding Pattern" as Cases Creep Higher
    https://www.al.com/news/2020/05/alabama-in-holding-pattern-as-covid-cases-creep-higher.html


    Montgomery Running Out of ICU Beds as Coronavirus Cases Double in May
    https://www.al.com/news/2020/05/montgomery-running-out-of-icu-beds-as-coronavirus-cases-double-in-may.html




    Florida Coronavirus Cases Jump by 1200, Now Total 48,675
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article242892011.html




    COVID is Still Raging in Texas, Time to Open The Bars
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/covid-is-still-raging-in-texas-time-to-open-the-bars-leaders-say




    Georgia Included Antibody Tests in State Data:
    https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/latest-data-lapse-inflated-georgia-virus-test-count-000/2RG89mkuryApRMdQzblMgP/



    Governor Sisolak said today that Nevada is not combining tests like some of these states and the CDC, so their numbers should be fairly accurate.

    Please be careful out there. Take whatever precautions you think are needed when you are out in public, especially indoors with good sized numbers of other people.
     
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    Fremont Street Experience adds "fogging" to it's cleaning routine:
    https://www.ktnv.com/news/coronavirus/fremont-street-experience-adds-fogging-to-cleaning-process

    Link has a video




    Governor Sisolak Refocuses Patient Protection Commission to Long Term COVID Plan
    https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/sisolak-asks-patient-protection-commission-to-focus-its-efforts-on-long-term-coronavirus-response





    Ceasars Entertainment Announces Caesars Palace and Flamingo will be First to Open

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    Caesars Palace and Flamingo will open first. Harrah's and LINQ's casino floor as demand increases. They also announced that they will waive the self-parking fee. The properties will offer hotel rooms, restaurants, pool access and machine and table gaming. They will also be opening several establishments in the LINQ Promenade, including the High Roller.

    Live entertainment, bars, spas, buffets and valet parking will not be available at this time.

    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/caesars-palace-flamingo-will-be-caesars-entertainments-first-strip-resorts-to-reopen/




    Taxi Copmanies Announce COVID-19 Sanitation Guide
    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/nevada-taxicab-authority-releases-covid-19-sanitation-guidelines/





    Las Vegas Needed Help with Testing; Then a Crowned Prince Stepped In:
    https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-05-21/coronavirus-test-kits-las-vegas-abu-dhabi




    Recovery from Virus Shutdown Could Take 3 Years, Economic Expert Says:
    http://www.nevadanewsmakers.com/RayHagar/article.asp?ID=304

     
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    Reopen Atlantic City Casinos? We're just not there yet, says Gov. Murphy:
    https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/05/reopen-atlantic-city-casinos-were-just-not-there-yet-murphy-says.html




    San Diego’s Casino Pauma content to wait out a reopening, even as the competition moves forward
    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/san-diegos-casino-pauma-content-to-wait-out-a-reopening-even-as-the-competition-moves-forward/




    And a couple of virus related pieces:

    Coronavirus Does Not Spread Easily from Surfaces and Pets:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/21/virus-does-not-spread-easily-contaminated-surfaces-or-animals-revised-cdc-website-states/





    The Lancet Has a Promising Study out about the Vaccine:
    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31208-3/fulltext

    This is a very dense document. It's intended for scientists, so don't feel bad if it all seems confusing.

    Thankfully the Lancet broke it down in a Twitter thread.

    First human trial of COVID19 vaccine finds it is safe and induces rapid immune response: finding from a dose-escalation, single-centre, open-label, non-randomised, phase 1 trial.

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    Vaccine candidate was well tolerated at all doses with no serious adverse events reported within 28 days. Most adverse events were mild or moderate; 83% of those receiving low & middle doses & 75% in the high dose group reporting at least 1 adverse reaction within 7 days

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    Study of 108 adults finds vaccine produced neutralising antibodies and T-cell response against SARS-CoV-2, but further research is needed to confirm whether the vaccine protects against SARSCoV2 infection

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    This is good news. This particular vaccine seems to be tolerable by the people in the study and it does create the antibodies they were targeting. However, there is a long way to go with wider studies and testing whether those antibodies protect against the virus. But progress is progress and I'll take it. :)
     
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    Okay, one more set and then I'm hoping to be done for the day. Are you listening Governor Sisolak? No Friday night news dumps please!! :)

    Tony Rodio, CEO of CET, posted a video about the opening of some of their casinos.






    Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Promise
    https://nypost.com/2020/05/22/coronavirus-vaccine-shows-promise-progresses-to-advanced-trial/amp/

    This is about another vaccine trial, out of Oxford University.




    And a member here shared this Mayo Clinic article about masks

    COVID-19: How Much Protection Do Face Masks Offer?
    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-mask/art-20485449

    How do the different types of masks work?

     
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    Recovering From a Pandemic Requires Gaming to Write a Whole New Playbook
    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/commentaries/recovering-from-a-global-pandemic-requires-gaming-to-write-a-whole-new-playbook/

    Op Ed by Howard Stutz.




    Dr Fauci Remains Optimistic about Emerging Treatments and Possible Vaccine:
    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/dr-fauci-remains-optimistic-about-emerging-treatments-and-possible-vaccine/




    North Dakota Governor Urges People to "Skip" Political Debate Over Masks:
    https://kfgo.com/2020/05/22/90539/




    How to Property Put On and Remove a Surgical Mask:
    https://blog.swedish.org/swe-covid-news-blog/how-to-properly-put-on-and-take-off-your-personal-mask

    My local hospital chain sent out an email today with a bunch of resources. One was this video about how to properly handle a mask.

     
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    New Jersey Governor Murphy - Why Reopening Casinos During Pandemic Could Be Tough
    https://njbiz.com/murphy-reopening-casinos-pandemic-tough/




    Here is Why Beau Rivage is Waiting Until June 1st To Reopen:
    https://www.sunherald.com/news/business/casino-gambling/article242924071.html




    Tourism-Dependent Businesses Reckon with COVID-19 Related Financial Aftermath:
    https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/tourism-dependent-businesses-reckon-with-covid-19s-financial-aftermath-plan-for-future

    The article goes on to tell the story of three business, adjacent to the casino industry, that are hurting. An entertainment company that does conventions and events, a laundry service that washes the hotel linens, and a specialty food company that supplied the casino restaurants.




    Nevada COVID-19 Deaths Dwarfed Flu Deaths over same time period in 2018, 2019:
    https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/nevada-covid-19-deaths-in-april-dwarfed-flu-deaths-over-same-period-in-2018-2019-new-data-analysis-shows




    How Should I Clean and Store My Cloth Mask?
    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/may/24/how-should-i-clean-and-store-my-face-mask/




    How the Coronavirus Spreads in Those Everyday Places We Visit:
    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/05/23/your-guide-how/



    That's it for now. I plan to listen to the Gaming Control Board meeting tomorrow morning at 9am and hopefully get some indication when Governor Sisolak will be holding his press conference about Nevada moving to Phase Two. I will post information as soon as I have it. Please be a little patient as I gather all the facts, instead of trying to be the first to post something, I'd rather we wait until I have all the info. Thanks!
     
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    I'm listening in to the meeting with the Nevada Gaming Control Board this morning about the preparations for moving to the next phase.

    The meeting started out with 30 minutes of letters submitted to the board. Several were from Culinary Union members or family members who are worried about reopening casinos. Many suggested they implement the Union plan. Several of them also suggested they consider making mask wearing by guests mandatory and not optional. One suggested anyone refusing to wear a mask be trespassed from the property. Many of them also had concerns about the need for daily housekeeping to monitor guests who might be ill as well as ventilating and cleaning the room.

    There were three letters about making casinos non-smoking. There were two letters from people requesting the seating for poker be increased from four seats to six. One about the "dangers" of wearing a mask. And one about convention/meeting planners needing a longer lead time to plan events and asking the commission to decide when meetings and conferences can resume. And one letter from a woman from Texas who has a trip for May 31st and wants the casinos to be open for her trip.

    The first session was with Caleb Cage, the new Director of COVID 19 Response. He talked about the website where you can find most of the information he was going to present - https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/

    Nevada has done 133,508 tests, and are hoping to continue to test 4k per day. They started with a 12.2% cumulative test positivity rate on April 24th. That is down to 6.9% as of yesterday. The numbers are continuing to move in the right direction as they have a 30 day rate of decline of this number.

    They are trying to get to a point where they have 4 months of PPE supplies on hand. They are not there yet, but still working to get to that level.

    Nevada needs to test 2% of the population per month over the next 12 months. Mr Cage was not sure where they are on that exactly. He did include that the testing of employees by companies that are being sent to private labs will be counted as part of that testing.


    The next segment was led by Mr. Mason Van Houweling at UMC.

    He covered readiness of the hospitals and Nevada medical system.

    He says hospitals are not currently in crisis mode.

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    If the hospitals were to become overrun, he listed several alternative care sites they can use. Convention Center can provide 900 beds. Local hospitals can use "alternative space" to increase an additional 871 beds. The Cashman Care Center has 300 beds, currently mostly in use by members of the homeless community who are ill.

    Then they talked about screening of guests and the policies for what happens if a guest has a fever over 100.4 degrees.

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    If a guest has a fever of over 100.4, they are to put on a mask and be moved to a secondary screening area. After 15 minutes, they are tested again. If they still have a fever of 100.4 or higher, they will be put in contact with medical experts, either those on site, or via telehealth with UMC. The medical personnel will ask questions to rule out the possibility of an infection or other illness. If they make the determination that a COVID-19 test is necessary, the guest will be tested. Those results will be provided to the guest and they will be asked if that information can shared with the resort.

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    If a guest needs to be moved for testing, they are not to use a taxi or rideshare service (Uber/Lyft), but to use this non-emergent transport number to get a non-emergency transport to a hospital emergency room or urgent care clinic.


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    In the event that a guest tests positive and needs to quarantine in Las Vegas, they have set up non-gaming hotel resources in Clark County that can provide lodging services for the guest. Ten non-gaming hotels have been identified, and they plan for the names to be released in 14 days.

    There was a lack of specifics here. I'm hoping to see a more detailed report on this policy before they reopen the casinos to out of state guests.

    There was also some discussion about setting up procedures for those guests who want to circumvent the procedures by going from one property to another. Not set yet, but they are talking about it and hope to have specifics on "day one" of the opening.


    The next segment was led by Dr. Fermin Leguen, Southern Nevada's chief health officer:

    He ended with a list of recommendations:
    • A COVID-19 prevention card should be given to guests upon arrival.
    • Taking guests temperatures on arrival - and complete daily COVID-19 screening report.
    • Employees to take daily temperature, and fill out daily COVID-19 screening report daily.
    • Facility should provide face masks/facial covering for guests upon arrival.
    • Strongly recommend guests and employees to wear masks/facial covering inside the public places in the resort.
    • If guest shows fever, and/or or signs symptoms of COVID-19, the facility must immediately arrange for medical assessment.
    • If employee shows fever or symptoms, they must immediately be sent home and not allowed to return to work until they can show medical clearance.
    • Facility should promote hand washing. Have convenient locations for hand sanitizer stations well distributed around the public areas.
    • Promote and enforce social distancing.
    • Recommend facilities to increase cleaning, ventilation.
    • Train all staff on the COVID-19 Safety Measures. Do this very early before reopening.
    • Test 100% of frontline employees (housekeeping, floor staff, registration, restaurant staff, etc). They should be tested initially before opening, and then every 2 weeks for one month. And then once a month until the end of Phase Three.

    We jumped over one presenter, because of a commitment that someone else had, requiring him to leave early.

    Dr. Anthony Slonim, CEO of Renown Health talked about testing. Including going over the Testing Algorithm:

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    This is mostly involving employees and when they can return to work, after testing for a fever or showing symptoms.

    He highlighted some of the facilities that could be expanded in the Reno area, including the Reno Sparks Convention Center, if needed for COVID-19 Care.


    Next up is Christopher Saxton, with Southern Nevada Health District.

    He's advising on cleaning vs disinfecting, food procedures, inspections, guidelines, best practices, etc.

    (They are running long, so speeding things up a bit now)


    Mr Dean Dow with REMSA, in cooperation with Ready Responders is the next speaker:

    REMSA is the 2nd largest not for profit healthcare organization in Nevada, in cooperation with Ready Responders providing services for Washoe County and Northern Nevada.


    Now we moved on to Fire Chief John Steinbeck. They are well staffed and ready to respond to emergencies relating to COVID-19. They are coordinating readiness. They had initial problems with obtaining PPE. They never did have any issues with providing care due to those shortages. He says they can set the Convention Center up to be a care facility in three days. They don't expect a surge that would overrun hospitals faster than that.

    They are still smoothing out the process to move guests who test positive to alternative housing. They want to assure everyone is treated with dignity and provided the care they need.


    One of the members went back to Dr. Leguen to ask about employee testing, regarding the 100% testing before opening and then every month thereafter. They are asking for 100% of frontline employees, or all employees. And is this for all businesses, or just resort hotels? The recommendation is for 100% of frontline employees, specifically targeted at hotels and resorts. You should test everyone if you can, but the priority should be frontline employees who interact with guests and the public. This particular recommendation is for the resorts, but for places like grocery stores and restaurants should also test their employees to protect their employees and customers, but this is specific to resorts.

    Another board member asks about Plexiglas and whether it does anything to change the six foot social distancing barrier. Dr Leguen says that the use of Plexiglas or other barriers does decrease the need for social distancing. That Plexiglas prevents the spread of those droplets from one person to the next. Those surfaces need to be constantly disinfected.

    They talk about surfaces for a bit. The CDC did downgrade the likelihood of transmission from surfaces, but facilities with high volume of people transiting around, you should be sure you clean all surfaces frequently.



    Now we have two new comments from the public between 8-9am - First letter is a business owner who is deeply concerned about the casinos reopening. She is concerned about the masses of people coming to "party in Las Vegas". How will we control what happens when the city is swarmed with people, no social distancing, no masks and no idea who has the Coronavirus. Please consider keeping Las Vegas closed for another month. "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" but we don't need people bringing the virus here. The second letter is concerned with safety of all visitors, concerned about a resurgence and a disaster plan for that, and how are we putting visitors at ease for medical care if they need it.


    Now we move on to Discussion and Deliberation.

    Regarding the letters about making the casinos non-smoking, the chairwoman makes clear that this is an issue for the legislature as they have declared casinos to be smoking facilities and the board can't change that without a change in legislation.

    Employers must provide PPE/masks to all their employees. All employees must receiving training on these new protocols and procedures for cleaning, health and safety, etc. They should also be trained on guest procedures as well, so they know what is expected of patrons.

    Katsaros: Fully supports guidelines and getting the economy open. Recognizes this is a fluid system and is open to updating these guidelines over time as situations change. Says they need to be sure they are aligned with the SNDH guidelines Dr Leguen provided. They are concerned about a guest becoming infected in Nevada. It's to be expected that people will have questions.

    Johnson: Back to Fire Chief, he asks about whether or not a licensee provides a plan, but refuses to make it public. Can that be requested via public request. The Chairwoman says it wouldn't be subjected to public request. Johnson says that some of the public might be concerned if all licensees are compliant and wonder if they have submitted a plan.

    Johnson suggests industry notice on a couple of topics, including testing of employees, the number of people registered with the board as employees, and make certain that all those employees will comply with testing. We need to explore the question of noncompliance in testing with employees. Could that be the basis or revocation of employee registration with the GCB? Are there issues with cash handling that need to be addressed by the board?

    Chairwoman Douglas Morgan: She has some things she wants to add. Can you force an employee to submit to testing? What do you do if they refuse? She had once asked about a "magic number" of how many tests need to be done. Now she is saying that what she has heard is that they need to be able to test as much as possible. A test is just a snapshot in time, and only reflects the current moment.

    She talks about Plexiglas as an alternative to social distancing and how they should allow for licensees to submit these alternatives for approval. She wants to be sure that employees and resort hotels know their responsibility to responsible gaming environments and what that means to the board. The temperature screening and COVID-19 Question screening applies to these larger resort hotel properties. Resort Hotels need to provide a specific area for waiting for secondary screening.

    Regarding the CDC's recommendations of 250 people or less. Right now those guidelines are for 10 people or less. She recommends they remove that guideline as those guidelines may be different for establishments or by county or location.

    Katsaros is back and talks about how household members don't need to socially distance from each other and casinos are going to need to work on procedures for how to handle guests who are household members.

    Katsaros has some closing statements: What is our role? The Legislature declared the Gaming Control Board to do oversight to protect the public health. He never really considered what "public health" and the broadness of what that means now in light of COVID-19. I know we're not out of the woods yet, it isn't time for high fives, but he wants to thank everyone who has been involved. As a former gaming executive and Nevadan, he thanks the Chairwoman for her forward thinking and steady hand and good leadership.

    Johnson echos the compliments of her leadership. We're obviously not out of the woods. He's pleased to hear about issues to deal with problem gaming and their role of the integrity of gaming. He wants the public to know that the integrity of gaming isn't compromised by people who want to take advantage of this situation.

    The Chairwoman thanks both other board members and the people who appeared to share their knowledge. It helps both the Board and the Governor with how to determine when to reopen.

    And now we have two final comments that have to be read into the record. First is regarding testing. Why are employees being tested and not the guests? They are more likely to be bringing in the virus. This seems to be an ad for a specific thermal testing company. And the last letter is asking for public safety to be the top priority and insure that a second shutdown will be undertaken if there is a spike in cases. The letter points out the recent scenes in the Ozarks where social distancing was ignored by guests.

    And with that, the 3.5 hour workshop is adjourned. There are more meetings happening out of public view to finalize the plans for reopening. We will hear more at 5:30pm from Governor Sisolak. I'll be sure to be listening, so you don't have to. :)



    The biggest takeway from this meeting was the loose guidelines of the plan for what to do with tourists if they show symptoms or test positive and are removed from the property. The good news is that they have 10 non-gaming hotel properties to house guests while they recuperate. However, there are a lot of details not yet provided. I have some emails out and hope to get more information from the Health District or Tourist board on what those procedures are exactly, before the casinos actually open.

    The second biggest takeaway should end the discussion of the casinos being non-smoking upon reopening. The Gaming Control Board does not have the power to make that happen. That is a Legislative issue that would need to be addressed by the State Legislature.
     
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    Here is some news stories that aren't about the NGCB or Governor. :)

    Less Than Half of Las Vegas Hotels Rooms Could Open Next Month:
    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/analyst-less-than-half-if-that-many-of-the-las-vegas-strips-hotel-rooms-could-reopen-next-month/




    8NewsNOW Tweeted out some photos of Plaza Hotel & Casino downtown, as they get ready to reopen.

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    Nevada Business Interests Make Their Case to Congress to Limit COVID-19 Liability
    https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/nevada-business-interests-make-their-case-to-congress-for-covid-19-liability-protection




    WHO Says First Wave of Coronavirus is not Over Yet
    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/may/26/who-warns-that-1st-wave-of-pandemic-not-over-dampe/




    Stations Casino Tweets Out Video of What Reopening Will Look Like

    https://twitter.com/stationcasinos/status/1265297057411145728

    This link has a video embedded (sorry, couldn't find it where I could embed it here yet) that shows what distancing at games, machines, bars, and lines will look like.




    A Socially Distanced Las Vegas? What Are The Odds?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/26/business/coronavirus-las-vegas-casinos.html




    Here are a couple articles about the Gaming Control Board meeting this morning:

    Las Vegas Hospitals Prepared For Casino Reopenings:
    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/may/26/las-vegas-hospitals-prepared-for-casino-reopenings/



    Gaming Regulators Told Nevada's Healthcare System Can Take Care of Casino Visitors with COVID-19:
    https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/gaming-regulators-told-nevadas-healthcare-system-can-take-care-of-casino-visitors-with-covid-19/




    There have been some concerns recently about how different states are reporting their testing data. This article addresses the issue for Nevada

    How Coronavirus Deaths Are Counted in Nevada:
    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/may/26/coronavirus-deaths-counted-nevada-compare-states/




    And I wanted to end this with an interesting piece from NPR about summer activities.

    From Camping To Dining Out: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/23/861325631/from-camping-to-dining-out-heres-how-experts-rate-the-risks-of-14-summer-activity

    I'm going to highlight the risks outlined in the article, but I encourage you to click through and read the breakdown in each of these scenarios to see what mitigating factors might increase or decrease your exposure risk.

    1. A BYOB backyard gathering with one other household: low to medium risk

    2. Eating indoors at a restaurant: medium to high risk
    3. Attending a religious service indoors: high risk

    4. Spending the day at a popular beach or pool: low risk
    5. An outdoor celebration such as a wedding with more than 10 guests: medium to high risk
    6. Using a public restroom: low to medium risk

    7. Letting a friend use your bathroom: low risk

    8. Going to a vacation house with another family: low risk

    9. Staying at a hotel: low to medium risk
    10. Getting a haircut: medium to high risk
    11. Going shopping at a mall: risk varies
    12. Going to a nightclub: high risk
    13. Going camping: low risk

    14. Exercising outdoors: low risk



    Stay safe, my friends. I'm worried about casinos being more like the above description of night clubs. Crowds, most not wearing masks, close quarters indoors, yelling, celebrating, loose inhibitions from alcohol. Please be aware of your surroundings and don't hesitate to leave if you start to feel uncomfortable with the people around you.
     
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    Wynn is sending this email out.

    A Welcome Back Message from Wynn Las Vegas

    For nearly three full months, I've been looking forward to writing this letter. I am delighted to tell you we will be reopening Wynn Las Vegas and Encore soon. For us, that means we're able to finally do what drives us every day: create exceptional guest experiences.

    You will receive the full Las Vegas experience at Wynn from the moment you arrive. We plan to open both Wynn and Encore hotels, 16 restaurants, 6 bars and lounges, 3 shopping esplanades, 5 pools, 2 salons, the golf course and both Wynn and Encore casinos. In other words, Vegas just as you remember it.

    At Wynn Las Vegas, you'll get the full amenities you've come to know us for on day one, all under one roof, so you'll enjoy the comfort and peace of mind of never having to leave the resort.

    Because we have continued to pay all our employees throughout our closure, our team has remained intact and united, ready to deliver the level of service you expect as soon as you step through our doors.

    We enlisted a team of top-rated medical professionals from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities to help develop our health and safety program that is now considered the gold standard in our industry. Our goal: do absolutely everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our guests, so you can enjoy a relaxing getaway.

    A few things you can expect to see:
    • Non-invasive thermal temperature scans at all guest and employee entrances (no guest with a temperature of 100.4 or more will be allowed in the resort)
    • All employees wearing face coverings
    • Complimentary guest face coverings
    • Nearly 300 hand sanitizer stations throughout the resort
    • A team of cleaning professionals sanitizing guest areas 24-hours a day
    All Wynn employees will be COVID-19 tested before they start work and have been thoroughly trained in health safety.

    I understand that you want to make your first getaway worthwhile. We are preparing in every way possible to meet your expectation and make your vacation fun, convenient and safe.

    I look forward to seeing you soon and to saying our three favorite words: Welcome to Wynn.

    Warmest Regards,

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    The CDC needs to decide this issue and stick with it. I posted an article recently that the CDC said that it is unlikely you will catch COVID-19 from surfaces. Now?

    CDC Warns it "May Be Possible" Coronavirus Spreads on Surfaces
    https://www.foxnews.com/health/cdc-warns-may-be-possible-coronavirus-spread-surfaces




    Las Vegas Attorney Says Businesses Can Require Customers to Wear Masks
    https://news3lv.com/news/local/las-vegas-attorney-says-businesses-can-make-their-customers-wear-masks




    Red Rock Scenic Drive to Reopen June 1st
    https://news3lv.com/news/local/red-rock-canyon-scenic-drive-las-vegas-reopen-june-1





    The D Owner, Derek Stevens, Announced 1000 Free Flights to Vegas
    https://news3lv.com/news/local/downtown-casino-owner-offering-1000-free-flights-to-las-vegas

    This morning Derek Stevens put a video out on his social media accounts to announce the Keep America Flying giveaway.
    https://www.thed.com/Keep-America-Flying/

    The flights sold out quickly, but it appears they might be posting some other cities and dates. Keep checking!
     
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