The state of Nevada is implementing new Covid measures beginning November 24th that will see casino capacity limits reduced to 25% for at least three weeks.
The measure was announced by Governor Steve Sisolak and will take effect at 12:01am on the 24th and will be backed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Casinos will have to limit visitors to 25% of allowed capacity, down from the current 50% currently in place. The Silver State is fighting a surge in Covid-19 cases, as is much of the country, and it’s become apparent that new restrictions need to be implemented in order to fight the influx in cases.
Restrictions aren’t just applying to casinos, either. Gatherings in general will be restricted to a maximum of 50 attendees, and this includes churches and other venues such as restaurants and bars. This will also apply to the Las Vegas Strip, where current capacities are at 50%.
Las Vegas has been hit very hard by the pandemic, as casinos were forced to close back in March, costing the casinos and the state billions of dollars and putting thousands out of work.
We’re at the point where continued struggle will be the norm until a vaccine is effectively implemented and visitors are allowed to return to Sin City.