Nevada governor orders statewide shutdown of hotels, casinos, nonessential businesses|
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered the statewide shutdown of all casinos and other nonessential businesses in Nevada starting noon Wednesday.
The state’s latest coronavirus containment effort will apply to all bars, gyms, beauty salons, barber shops, malls and restaurants that do not provide takeout and delivery services.
Sisolak said in a Tuesday evening press conference that casinos and hotels will be given time to remove their guests before closing for 30 days. Retail malls and stores will also be mothballed for a month as the Silver State adopts drastic measures to combat COVID-19. Gaming machines are to be emptied and shut down by midnight.
“My ultimate goal here is to come together as Nevadans to save lives,” he told reporters in Las Vegas. “That requires aggressive strategies aimed at limiting community spread.
“We don’t have time to waste. We must act aggressively and decisively to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.”