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Laughlin Coronavirus Updates

Laughlin Coronavirus Updates

The health and safety of all visitors to Laughlin is paramount and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is committed to providing travelers with accurate and timely information about traveling to the destination, as well as to ensure that we continue to provide a safe environment for those who are visiting. 

The LVCVA continues working closely with the U.S. Travel Association, McCarran International Airport as well as County and State Public Health officials to gather and share the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The LVCVA also continues closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and the World Health Organization for timely updates regarding the evolving Coronavirus situation and its impact.

Latest Updates

May 28, 2020

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the state will move into Phase 2, Silver State Stabilization, of our state-specific plan to re-open, Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery, on Friday, May 29. Phase 2 is expected to last 2-3 weeks as the state continues to monitor data and evaluate trends and progress. A copy of the full plan can be found online at: NVHealthResponse.nv.gov.  

Phase 2 will allow for the restricted opening of more outdoor spaces and businesses and increase public and private gatherings to no more than 50 people while continuing to practice social distancing, keeping six (6) feet of space in between individuals, wearing face coverings when going out, and limiting unnecessary social interactions. 

Nevada’s gaming industry will be able to reopen in Phase 2, and Gov. Sisolak has set a target date of 10 a.m. on  June 4, 2020, for reopening the industry. On May 26 the Gaming Control Board held an informational workshop during which the Board received testimony from the state’s COVID-19 Response Director, public health experts, and leaders of emergency response departments. The Board was briefed about how the various entities are working with the gaming industry to ensure that there is a comprehensive plan in place to respond to and mitigate the effects of positive cases of COVID-19 within the resort corridors. The Gaming Control Board issued an industry notice on May 27 detailing requirements to resume gaming operations within the state. Every casino-resort will be required to submit a plan for approval at least seven days prior to its requested opening date. A copy of policies and procedures can be found HERE.

The following businesses that were closed during Phase 1 will be allowed to reopen in Phase 2 with restrictions: Gyms, fitness facilities and other studios; swimming pools, water parks and aquatic facilities; spas, salons and other businesses that provide aesthetic or other skin services; body art and piercing establishments; museums, art galleries, zoos and aquariums; outdoor venues including mini golf and amusement parks; indoor venues including movie theaters, and bowling alleys and indoor malls. Restrictions will include reduced occupancy, strict social distancing, and use of face coverings. Dine-in restaurants will continue to operate with all restrictions from Phase 1 still in place, however in Phase 2, bar areas within restaurants may open and bars and taverns that do not serve food may open under the same restrictions. 

In Phase 2, events with live performances and live performers will not be allowed WITH spectators. However, for the purpose of broadcasting or live streaming certain events will be allowed under specific restrictions, but they will not include a live audience or spectators. While many businesses will be able to open as outlined above, nightclubs and day clubs, live sporting event venues and live performance venues with live audiences and adult entertainment establishments will remain closed. All businesses operating in Phase 2 must also abide by measures set forth by OSHA and other regulatory authorities.

As the destination reopens, visitors should check directly with resorts, attractions and other experiences for full details around operations and compliance with reopening protocols.