Coronavirus USA Updates: Nevada gyms, bars, salons to reopen; casinos on track to open June 4

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Coronavirus USA Updates: Nevada gyms, bars, salons to reopen; casinos on track to open June 4
Coronavirus USA Updates: Nevada gyms, bars, salons to reopen; casinos on track to open June 4

Nevada is ready to begin “phase two” of its reopening this Friday. Public and private gatherings can increase from no more than 10 people to a maximum of 50 people, while continuing to follow social distancing, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday.

Gyms can reopen but at a maximum 50% capacity. Locker rooms must be closed and equipment must be set up to ensure 6 feet of social distancing.

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Bars and restaurant bar areas can now open, also at 50% maximum capacity. Walk-up ordering at bars will not be allowed.

Adult entertainment venues and nightclubs must remain closed.

Salons can reopen but with strict guidelines, and places of worship can open their doors with a maximum 50-person capacity.

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Las Vegas is well known for its live performances. These events won’t be allowed to have spectators, but “certain events will be allowed under specific restrictions for the purpose of broadcasting or live streaming,” the governor said.

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But Las Vegas is best known for its casinos.

Sisolak said he feels “confident” that casinos can reopen on his June 4 target date. The Gaming Control Board is expected to issue a notice Wednesday with gaming operation requirements for the state, he said.

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