Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest.



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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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