Coronavirus Update

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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Of the 5,000-plus confirmed coronavirus cases thus far in Clark County, about 27 percent have been identified as Hispanic, the ethnicity group hardest struck by the disease, local officials said Wednesday.

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Station Casinos testing workers for coronavirus, antibodies
The casino operator said in a statement that testing “has commenced” at six of its properties.

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Clark County COVID-19 cases surge for second day, topping 5K
Clark County saw a second straight triple-digit increase in new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths, according to data from the Southern Nevada Health District.

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Rampart Casino lays off employees with recorded phone message
An unknown number of Rampart Casino employees received a call with a recording from the property’s vice president, telling them they had been permanently laid off.

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Hospitals expected a dire situation. April data shows it never came.
Nevada health officials said social distancing measures stymied the coronavirus spread and lessened feared capacity issues at Las Vegas hospitals.

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Several restaurants have set reopening dates
The Peppermill will reopen next week; BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse locations are now offering dine-in service.

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Low number of coronavirus tests in Nevada prisons questioned
As of Monday, 56 of Nevada’s nearly 12,500 state prisoners have been tested for the coronavirus, representing less than half a percent of inmates.

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Uber to require drivers, riders to wear face covering
Looking to create a safer riding environment for drivers and passengers, Uber will require all vehicle occupants to wear a face covering.

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Nevada State College tentatively plans August graduation
The college postponed its spring graduation ceremony because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Students expressed support for a delayed in-person ceremony rather than an online one.

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Nevada hospital reports kept secret amid coronavirus spread
The Nevada Hospital Association reportedly threatened to withhold critical reports if state agencies made data public.

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The District at Green Valley Ranch shops reopen
Retailers and restaurants at the Henderson shopping center have begun reopening for business at 50 percent occupancy, according to a Wednesday news release.

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Las Vegas outlet mall reopens with new safety, cleaning measures
An hour before the opening, retail employees bustled inside stores while cleaning staff did one last sweep of the mall.

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