Governor Sisolak just had a press conference where he addressed the rising numbers of COVID cases in Nevada. Here is an overview of what was said. Sisolak points out that 13 out of 17 counties are flagged for elevated risk of the spread of COVID-19. At the beginning of October, only two counties were flagged. He also notes that the state recently experienced a record number of daily cases, 2,416, in one day. That broke the previous record, 1,639, from July. He described Nevada's case rate growth as "at wildfire levels." Sisolak notes that 10 percent of all COVID-19 cases recorded in Nevada since the beginning of the pandemic were reported in the last seven days. "I’ve mentioned this high wire act before. This great balancing act. And I feel like we’ve been living in this no-win situation for nearly nine months." Nevada will enter a "Pause" of at least 3 weeks, starting Tuesday, November 24th at 12:01 am. All Nevadans and Visitors are required to wear masks when in the presence of people from outside their household, whether indoors our outdoors. This includes private gatherings Restaurants and Bars will reduce to 25% capacity. Also, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS, NO WALK INS. Restaurants and Bars are allowed no more than 4 people per table. Restaurant and Bars: You must keep your mask on at all times, unless actively eating or drinking. Galleries, museums, amusement, movie theaters, bowling all go from 50% to 25% capacity Gaming Operations are limited to 25% capacity. Public gatherings are limited to 25% of 50 people, whichever is less. This includes churches, casino showrooms, theaters, weddings. Brothels, strip clubs, day clubs and night clubs remain closed. Couple more quotes: "Our casinos, hotels, restaurants and bars are open with strict restrictions so that we can protect our economy "We’ve talked about wearing masks to protect our elderly parents and grandparents. And we’ve talked about staying home so we can keep our economy open." "If this is not taken seriously and our situation worsens in the next three weeks – continuing the current trajectory that threatens our health care infrastructure -- I will be forced to intervene and to take stronger action." "I don't want to impose further restrictions. We are too close to the real solution, the vaccine, to give up now." Couple of media questions you might be interested in: (Missed who asked this): Why did you go with these restrictions rather than a total shutdown of businesses? Sisolak: We tried that earlier in pandemic, and it was devastating to our economy. I believe these protocols, if we follow them, will cut down on spread. Howard Stutz: How do you enforce the 25% limit on casinos? Sisolak: "I can assure that the full force of the Nevada Gaming Control Board will be behind the implementation and enforcement of these 25% requirements." They will be penalized if they don't follow, And here is the Nevada Independent article on the press conference: https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/sisolak-limits-gathering-sizes-reduces-occupancy-at-certain-places-as-covid-19-cases-climb I would appreciate if we could all keep this thread factual with follow up from people on the ground on how the casinos are handling the capacity issues, restaurant reservations, and mask enforcement. Let's not derail this thread. Thanks!