On To Phase 2: Many More Businesses Allowed Back Open

Gaming In Nevada Can Begin On June 4th

Mitch Kelly
May 29, 2020 - 6:13 am
Aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - After being forced to close for over two months in an attempt to slow to the spread of COVID-19, many "non-essential" Nevada businesses are being allowed to re-open on Friday as Phase 2 of Nevada's "Roadmap To Recovery" gets underway.

Governor Steve Sisolak has named Phase 2 the "Silver State Stabilization", as most businesses will be allowed to re-open, though with capacity limits and strict social distancing guidelines in place.

Allowed to open back up: gyms, bars and taverns, movie theaters, malls, swimming pools and water parks as well as spas, massage services and skin care centers. For now those businesses will only be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity.

As far as crowds, gatherings of up to 50 are now allowed. It had been just ten. Sporting events may be held, but without fans just yet and after getting approved by the gaming control board, state athletic commission or the Nevada department of business and industry.

The planned re-opening for gaming operations in Nevada: Thursday, June 4th.

Rules for Phase 2 are expected to be in place for the next 2 to 3 weeks before a decision is made about moving on to stage 3.

Governor Steve Sisolak added that things could change if there was a spike in coronavirus cases. Nevada has just over 8,200 coronavirus cases in Nevada.

Roughly 5.5% of those getting tested for coronavirus test positive.

The death toll in the state from virus-related complications is just over 400.