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    Nevada Gov. Sisolak Orders Statewide Mask Policy Starting Friday, Caesars, MGM Make Coverings Mandatory Nationwide

    On Wednesday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued an order mandating that the state’s residents and visitors wear a face mask in public. The directive, which starts Friday, includes Nevada casinos.

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    Gamblers without masks play blackjack at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on June 4, the day casinos reopened in Nevada. Starting Friday, masks will be required statewide per an order from Gov. Steve Sisolak. Bellagio operator MGM Resorts International will make masks mandatory at its casinos nationwide on Friday as well. (Image: John Locher/AP)
    The decisions comes as Nevada faces a growing crisis amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last nine days, the state has posted a record number of new cases four times. The most recent coming Monday, when 462 tests returned positive for the novel coronavirus.

    On Tuesday, the number of hospitalizations confirmed or suspected to be related to the virus jumped nearly 13 percent.

    In an announcement detailing the order, Sisolak told Nevadans research shows that when 80 percent of the state wears a mask or proper facial covering, it reduces the number of new cases substantially.

    I’m offering us all another opportunity to limit our risk for exposure and infection, and to keep our businesses open and our economy moving,” Sisolak said. “For Nevada to stay safe and stay open, we must make face coverings a routine part of our daily life.”

    The order does come with some exceptions. Most notably, those seated at restaurants or bars can remove the mask while they’re eating or drinking provided they can stay six feet away from people not in their household.

    In casinos, which Sisolak allowed to reopen on June 4, it’s wear a mask or no dice. Literally.

    Reaction Positive, Mostly
    The reaction to the Democratic governor’s order was mostly positive as a number of lawmakers, including some Republicans, as well as members of the business community, endorsed Sisolak’s plan.

    “I think the bottom line on masks is this … wearing them expresses respect and concern for your fellow human,” tweeted state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer (R-Reno). “Also … preventing the spread of the virus will help keep our economy open. Going back should not be an option.”

    Not all though agreed. That included Elko County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza, who posted his criticism on Facebook.

    “It’s my opinion that this order is unforceable (sic) and the Sheriff’s dept. will not make any attempt to enforce the governor’s order on businesses and/or individuals,” he said.

    According to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Elko County, located in the northeastern part of the state with a population of about 53,000, has 76 cases of COVID-19 and one death out of 4,133 tests administered.

    Clark County, home to Las Vegas and 2.3 million of the state’s 3.1 million residents, has nearly 11,500 cases, or 80 percent of all Nevada cases, and 404 of the state’s 494 fatalities.

    Caesars, MGM Mandate Masks
    Hours before Sisolak issued his order, Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced a new policy in effect Wednesday that requiring masks whenever patrons, workers, and others – including passersby – are inside a company resort or casino.

    Some of Caesars’ properties have taken it a step further, such as Caesars Southern Indiana’s decision to make its gaming floor non-smoking. However, other Caesars locations may include some exceptions for smokers as well as bar and restaurant patrons.

    “Casino customers may continue to drink or smoke subject to existing rules, but they must wear a mask per our new policy,” a Caesars spokesperson told Casino.org. “To enjoy a drink or a smoke, customers should simply lower their mask, drink or smoke, and then lift their mask back into place.”

    After Sisolak gave his order, MGM Resorts International followed suit and announced a similar measure for its casinos and resorts across the country. It, too, will take effect on Friday.

    Both casino chains said those who refuse to wear a mask would be asked to leave.

    “It is clear that the coronavirus still presents a significant public health threat, and masks have proven to be one of the best ways to curtail the spread,” MGM’s statement read. “We want guests and employees to feel comfortable that we are putting their health and safety first.”
     
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    While occupancy is a factor, Gamblers are putting in larger denominations, with more seat time, and comped drinks are halved. Less staff further lowers overhead.

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    Now cirque du soleil filing for bankruptcy, I’m
    Sure Vegas will recover but this is hard on the city for sure.


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    The sleight of hand here is amazing.

    The initial justification for the lockdown was ventilators.
    Ventilators never hit even close to capacity.

    Subtly, the criteria for continued lockdown becomes increase in deaths.
    Deaths quickly peak and begin months long decline.

    Not missing a beat, the criteria for extended lockdown now 104 days later becomes increase in positive cases.
    RJ notes that its youth leading the rise in cases. Deaths still declining. Stats indicating for months now that actual cases likely far higher than reported, and death rate much lower.

    What's August's justification? There are still cases being reported? There is still a person hospitalized? There's no vaccine yet?
     
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    My money is it stops after the elections;) miraculously!


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    Funny how our governor seems to do everything California does just a few days apart.

    Well, not so funny.
     
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  11. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Was there this weekend, it was still pretty quiet


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    One thing I've noticed is the crowd that's coming here mid week are just gawkers. They're either unemployed or just low rollers arriving by car. I see the big tourist slush boozy drink in their hands and they just walk around, not gambling, not shopping....... nothing, just killing time. Saw just one guy in the high roller room at Wynn today. On a positive note, their buffet was packed.
     
  14. TheMayor

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    I was at the peppermill today for lunch. Packed!


    Mmmmmm... steak and eggs.
     
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