Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest.



V5qMOWdb-1280.jpg Sisolak orders nonessential businesses, including casinos, shut for 30 days
The governor also strongly encouraged Nevadans to stay inside as part of the state’s latest response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Emergencies declared in all Las Vegas Valley cities
City and county officials in all local jurisdictions have declared states of emergency to deal with the coronavirus epidemic, which grant local governments additional powers.

Las Vegas faces severe blood shortage: ‘We’ve never seen anything like this’
Coronavirus closures are resulting in mass Las Vegas blood shortages. Local blood drive centers are taking precautions and ask that people continue to donate.

Nevada casinos closing for 30 days following state order
Sisolak’s order follows the issuance of executive orders and gaming regulatory decisions to close properties in six other states that offer casino gambling.

Nevada lawmakers in D.C. working on Las Vegas relief
As the economic impacts of the coronavirus spread, Nevada Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto are working to ensure the gaming industry is included in any relief bill.

YMCA unveils child care program for doctors’, first responders’ kids
YMCA of Southern Nevada will kick off a new child care program on Thursday.

Hoover Dam closed to visitors; Lake Mead announces changes
The move came after officials struggled to implement social distancing among tourists to the dam, according to the announcement.

Lee Canyon ski resort closes for season due to coronavirus
Lee Canyon announced in a statement Tuesday that it will remain closed for the remainder of the season, citing growing coronavirus fears.

Nellis rescinds restriction barring retirees from commissary
Nellis officials announced Monday on Facebook that only Air Force personnel would have access to the Air Force base commissary. By Tuesday morning the posts had been deleted.

Las Vegas gun shops see boom in business due to coronavirus
Local gun shops say Las Vegans are clearing their shelves amid growing coronavirus fears.

Las Vegas casinos: What’s open, closed, and where the layoffs are
Here’s an updated roundup of the latest changes to Las Vegas casinos.

What’s canceled or closed due to coronavirus? Updated for shows, schools, business, sports
Latest list: Sisolak orders casinos, other services to close; and a severe blood shortage in Las Vegas. Find more changes here.


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