Nevada is currently in Phase 1 of reopening and will enter Phase 2 sometime after May. While the state’s 400+ casinos opening are not part of the current phase, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has released guidelines for when they do, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
The Gaming Control Board will be the one to determine how and when they reopen and every casino-resort will be required to submit their plan of action for approval at least one week prior to opening. Plans must follow certain policies and procedures including:
- Occupancy will be limited to 50-percent
- Recommend just six people per craps table, three per blackjack table and four each per roulette and poker tables
- Facilitate social distancing. Suggestions include removing certain chairs at gaming machines
- Hand sanitizer must be readily available on the casino floor
- All surfaces must be cleaned and disinfected
- Increase the frequency of cleaning high-contact surfaces like elevator buttons, gaming machines and ATMs
- Employees must be “adequately trained” on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Click here for the full list of Nevada’s policies and procedures for casinos.
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