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Nevada Governor to shutdown Vegas Bars...

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by WHITEJACKET73, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. WHITEJACKET73

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    Looks like the Gov. will close bars not serving food in certain locations within the state, including Las Vegas as of 11:59pm this Friday. What I gathered from his statements, that would include most casino bars; or am I interpreting it wrong? A Las Vegas Sun article says restaurants and casinos must close inside bars, but alcohol still can be served. I've got a trip planned in nine days and was looking forward to doing some heavy play at the D's Vue bar and playing and sipping cold Heinekens at the Gate's Prohibition bar. What next?
     
  2. unomas

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    I'm curious to the details as well!
     
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    Some more information in this thread (total of 9 tweets)

    https://twitter.com/CityOfLasVegas/status/1281417776989499393

    @GovSisolak just announced directives effective 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 10: - Bars in certain counties, including @ClarkCountyNV, will return to Phase 1 restrictions. - All restaurants & food establishments must not seat parties larger than 6 people. A full list of counties will be shared tomorrow. Restrictions in these counties will apply to bars and taverns that do not serve food. They can still provide curbside pickup and delivery where allowed locally, but cannot have patrons on the premise. Restaurants with bar areas must close the bar areas to patrons and continue to limit capacity to 50%. Customers can continue to be served alcohol but must not congregate in the bar areas or be served at the bar. All bar tops will be closed regardless if they have gaming machines installed. All restaurants and food establishments - pubs, breweries, distilleries, wineries - which are licensed to serve food, must not seat parties larger than 6 people, indoors or outdoors. Food establishments should encourage outdoor dining. Additionally, @GovSisolak shared reminders about other hotspots including pools and gyms: At pools, unless you are actively walking into a pool, swimming or walking out of a pool, you should have a face covering on. At gyms, you must wear face covering at all times unless you are actively engaged in a high intensity workout, in this case you must be six feet apart from others. This includes, yoga, Pilates, dance and other things people do associated with exercise. “Protecting the health and safety of all Nevadans is and always will be my top priority. Right now that means reimplementing some restrictions in order to save lives and protect our healthcare system.” "We are safer at home. If we must go out, we are safer when we wear masks and practice social distancing. We must remember to wash our hands and avoid touching our faces.” - @GovSisolak
     
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    The governor seems to want to protect the health of everyone, yet won’t ban indoor smoking in casinos.
     
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    The pool part may cause me to cancel my trip. I knew this trip would be more subdued and i was planning mostly pool time to occupy myself during the day. I'm not a sit in the pool constantly kind of person. I like to read and people watch from my lounger. A mask at 105 degrees in August just doesn't sound like the pool experience anyone wants.
     
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    The governor of Nevada has said that all bars in the Las Vegas and Reno areas will once again close, with restrictions placed on other establishments and businesses, as the state tries to control a second wave of new COVID-19 cases.

    Bars not serving food in the Las Vegas and Reno areas will be ordered to temporarily shutter at 11:59 p.m. Friday as the state rolls back its reopening plan amid spikes in coronavirus cases, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced tonight.

    There’s been a gradual increase in COVID-19 cases since bars and other businesses such as gyms and water parks reopened about a month ago in the second phase of bringing the economy back after more than 80 days of closures. The positivity test rate is 7.5%.
     
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    thanks for the update!
     
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    You can order and consume food at most of the casino bars I've been to. Does that mean the bars can remain open? (I won't be going until … but am just curious.)
     
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    Unsure but not worth the risk
     
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    This was inevitable. States pushing reopenings are seeing spikes in Covid case numbers and are forced to roll back the urgency. Shouldn't have opened so fast in the first place. Oh well.
     
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    So the line is drawn at serving food for staying open? What if you offer peanuts and popcorn?
     
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    Sonya has posted the text (and links) to the Governor's speech last night (July 9) on Page 10 of her Coronavirus thread.
     
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    The new rules are to be announced sometime today.
     
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    That's what we experienced in Florida when the bars reopened. Bars would sell you bag of chips for a buck, some gave free chips and salsa, others made you order something off the menu. But they would not let you sit at the bar.
     
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    I plan to post a new thread when we get the full details of the rollback plan some time today.

    I want to be clear on what bars are closing inside the casinos. What does this mean for comped drinks on the casino floor? Will there be more restrictions on dining, other than the limit of 6 people per party? And clarification about pools.

    Hopefully we will have a much better picture of what this is going to look like, and possibly how long this rollback will last, by the end of today.

    I know that this isn't happy news for VMBers. But you have to see that it's necessary with the rising case numbers. We are in a global pandemic with a deadly virus. People don't seem to understand that people are not only dying from this thing, but also there are long term health effects with people who recover from this that we can't even begin to comprehend yet. We can't mess around with this virus. We need to prevent spread as much as possible.

    I don't know what the future holds for us, but it's going to be a long road, maybe longer because we don't have a unified plan/message. Well, we have plans, like the one Nevada released, but they aren't even following their own plan. The casinos reopened way before they had met the criteria laid out in their own plan. This rollback was always kind of inevitable.

    But this is what we need to do in order to prevent the casinos from having to close down again. They moved way too fast in opening and now we have to take some steps backwards. We can look back and see how they could have done things differently, but I'm not sure what help that is for us now. What we need to do now is focus on how best to go forward, slow the spread, lower the hospitalizations and get back to a caseload where it can be managed, tracked and traced. If we all cooperate, we can do it.

    My plan is to keep an eye on the media today and jump onto the rollback plan as soon as I can. I do have a life outside of this board and plenty of non-Vegas things to do today, so some patience please. :) I'm doing my best.
     
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    I say this to my wife quite often, but what would the current US population do if they had to sacrifice similar to what our parents did during WWII? IMO, we would fail.
     
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    Yeah, we're supposed to get the order sometime today. Hopefully it won't be too ambiguous and we'll have a better idea of what this means inside the casinos.

    I know that he was referring to taverns and local bars when talking about the problems of non-compliance. But I assume that the bartop machines are going to be closed. Not sure yet what other aspects, including cocktail service on the floor, will be changing.
     
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    Thank you, Sonya.

    And if I can add something -- and feel free to nuke this part if inappropriate: We learn something new about this thing with regularity yet we certainly aren't close to knowing all the questions to ask let alone having all the answers. People still struggle with the later-in-life consequences of having had a "simple" virus we've known about and dealt with for eons, and that's chicken pox ... become shingles; it's always in you. Or HIV. We can't eradicate it. But we've found ways for people to be able to live with it. That's been three-plus decades.

    Y'all so inclined to think this is the flu or will just blow over need to walk that one back, way back.

    Being in proximity to people who are carriers -- many without signs or even knowing it -- is HOW this thing catches a ride. That's someone sneezing near you or coughing on you and it ALSO is being in enclosed spaces. And you can mask and wash all you want, and you should, but enclosed indoor spaces are a big problem. No one will die from not getting a 2020 trip to Vegas. No one will die from not getting another 2020 visit to a crowded bar. But they might if they do. Their friends and family who didn't partake might die. Or come down grievously ill, perhaps permanently. Yes, many (most?) won't. Don't say, "Fuck it, I'm doing it." Throwing caution to the wind isn't simply indulging your "gambling" instincts. It's folly. With gambling we know the math, the risk/reward. Unless you're a Stu Ungar, gambling ain't gonna kill you.

    We're not sheep, we're not cowering in fear; we're smart, rational people. There are many ways not to have to spend every moment cloistered at home. There are many ways to get out and actually have fun, see some sights, even get a bite or a brew. It just takes acceptance of the reality of the world at this point, altering behaviors and not childishly demanding the same old, same old in everything you do.
     
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    @ ken2v - Thank. You.
     
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    Amen Ken.
     
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