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Las Vegas Casinos to Reopen June 4th

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Sonya, May 26, 2020.

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  1. Sonya

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    I'm not sure I love all this wording in the statement put out by the Governor. I posted the link to the full remarks and my summary of it here - https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?posts/2038909/

    Here is the pertinent part for us:

    "Now I want to talk about gaming. last week, I set a target reopening date of Thursday, June 4, for our gaming industry. Based on the meeting today and the positive trends in our data, I have informed teh Chair of the Gaming Control Board that I feel confident in the June 4th target date."

    "It is critical to put the health and safety of employees, residents and visitors first through proactive measures, coupled with the Health and Safety Policies issued by the Gaming Control Board. This is what will help ensure that Nevada can safely reopen its gaming industry on June 4."

    "The Board will issue an industry notice tomorrow setting forth requirements for the resumption of gaming operations in the State of Nevada. As always, I encourage Nevadans to stay vigilant and protect themselves against this virus. Our goal is to prevent a surge in cases that our health care system can not handle. We cannot do this without each of you accepting the personal responsibility to follow the social distancing in professional and personal decisions."

    "We know from the medical experts, until there is a cure or vaccine, social distancing is the most powerful response we have to slow the spread of COVID-19. It's very simple - when you are out in public, wear a mask or face covering, practice social distancing and wash your hands. Our actions now will determine what actions we can take in the future. It's our personal responsibility to stay safe for ourselves, and others, and to work together through this process. So, please, put on your face covering when you leave your house. Help protect your fellow Nevadans. Wear your face covering like a badge of honor. Thank you!"


    Here are screenshots of the part about gaming.

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    Later, there was a press call I was not able to listen to, but here are the notes from Michelle Rindels of the Nevada Independent taken from Twitter:

    On a press call, Sisolak said he thinks Phase 2 would last probably 2-3 weeks. To move to next phases, he'll be looking at a continued decline in the rate of positive tests, more testing, build-up of infrastructure to contact trace

    While the rate of the positives among all tests is going down as the number of tests goes up, a not-insignificant raw number of cases is still being found. Sisolak said he doesn't have a figure at which he'd say the raw numbers are too high and we need to revert

    Sisolak does say that it's important that if anyone you've been in contact with has tested positive, it's very important for you to get tested to help slow the spread

    Chief of Staff Michelle White indicates the travel advisory - which advises people coming to the state to self-quarantine for 14 days - will be updated later in the week.

    Sisolak said state is willing to pull back on reopening if problems emerge. COS Michelle White says state officials have put a lot of thought into how to contact trace for visitors who are moving around and returning to other states.

    Asked about how to enforce social distancing at bars, Sisolak said there is no shortage of people reporting issues and businesses not enforcing rules could lose license. "I don't think it's worth losing your business license to let someone come up to the bar and get a beer."

    Asked if employees will approach social distancing rule breakers at casinos, Sisolak says they'll be educating patrons but aren't law enforcement. "Gaming Control Board is going to be very aggressive about being on the properties and making sure people are complying" with rules.




    And here is the Nevada Independent article on the release:
    https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/sisolak-businesses-including-bars-gyms-and-churches-can-reopen-on-friday-as-state-moves-into-phase-2


    That's about it. So it sounds like June 4th is the opening date. We're going to get further guidance from the Gaming Control Board tomorrow.

    I will post it here when I get it.


    Edit to add: Just got a link to the PDF of the remarks.

    https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/5.26-post-presser-release.pdf
     
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  2. Sonya

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    The Nevada Gaming Control Board has released their new plan, prior to the casinos opening on June 4, 2020.

    The seven-page plan can be found here - https://gaming.nv.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=16731

    On May 7, the Nevada Gaming Commission ratified this Policy and confirmed the Board’s ongoing responsibility to issue health and safety policies for the gaming industry. On May 27, the Governor directed the Board to promulgate requirements for a phased and incremental resumption of gaming operations, and confirmed that the failure of a gaming licensee to comply with any such requirements shall be considered injurious to the public health, safety, morals, good order, and general welfare of the inhabitants of the State, and constitute a failure to comply with the Governor’s Emergency Directives.

    Prior to Resuming Gaming Operations:
    Once Operational:

    There needs to be signage throughout the property to remind patrons of proper hygiene, including, without limitation, proper handwashing, how to cover coughs and sneezes and to avoid touching their faces.

    re: masks
    Gaming Machines:
    Table Games and Card Games:
    Race & Sportsbooks, Keno and Bingo Lounges:
    Social Distancing Guidelines:
    There is more, but this is the part probably of most interest to people here.


    And here is an article about the document:
    https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/gaming-control-board-releases-updated-policy-guiding-casino-reopenings

     
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    Well I feel more confident on June 4 atleast. Can’t wait to see the guidelines released today. Hopefully I get more done today at work, since yesterday I was checking VMB & twitter every 5 mins for updates lol.
     
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    Thank you Sonya for all of the hard work and endless hours you must put into keeping us all informed. I have to say that even being someone that's not overly freaked out about covid, Vegas as much as I want to go this summer, is starting to be a bit of a hard sell (to myself). The logistics and human habits of Vegas just seem to play right into higher risk areas.
     
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    Thank you for your efforts.
    I hope the openings go well and everyone stays safe.
     
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    Thank you @Sonya for giving us all the facts and the news so quickly and for the moderating of the board, which I am sure has been its own challenge, but we're all better, happy and informed for it.

    Here's wishing the best for our beloved Vegas and for everyone who lives and works there. I too hope the openings go well -- it will be fascinating to watch and learn from afar -- and that everyone stays safe. And, I hope to be returning as soon as it makes sense for me to do so, which I hope is soon!
     
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    As our tireless leaders signature says:

    “”When You Can't Be There... Be Here!!!
    Sonya””


    I will be doing the ‘here’ part and wishing my fellow ‘there’ VMBers the very best return to our place! Great fun and good luck to all! :woohoo:

    Hard to do in Vegas but do your best to STAY SAFE :cool:
     
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    I just updated post #2 in this thread with the document released by the Gaming Control Board today.
     
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