The health and safety of all visitors to Boulder City are paramount and the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority (LVCVA) is committed to providing our visitors, community and industry partners 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 to work closely with state and local officials, public health officials, and partners in the hospitality industry to keep the city and its residents safe and healthy, as we know that many of those most significantly impacted include hospitality workers and businesses. While we work every day on the destination’s response to the virus, we are also preparing our industry for recovery.
On Monday, August 3, Gov. Steve Sisolak outlined the framework for Nevada’s long-term recovery plan. The plan transitions from a phased reopening approach to a long-term strategy, increasing enforcement and targeting specific zip codes and individual businesses that are not following the outlined protocols. This effort is to keep compliant businesses open and avoid broad-based closures of entire industries.
As part of the long-term recovery plan, the State will work with each individual county to review and assess data and critical criteria as outlined by Nevada’s Task Force. After the assessment, the county may need to change the mitigation level and make the necessary adjustments to restrictions.
Gov. Sisolak reinforced that practicing social distancing, maintaining 6 feet of space among individuals, wearing face coverings and limiting unnecessary social interactions are essential to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada.
Gov. Sisolak stated that bar and bar top closures in Clark County will remain in effect for the time being. Dining establishments are not able to serve patrons at bar areas and must continue to limit capacity to 50 percent. Restaurants and dining establishments may not seat parties larger than 6. Outdoor dining is strongly encouraged. Guests may still order and be served alcohol from their table but congregating or ordering from the bar area is prohibited. All bar tops will be closed, regardless of whether they have gaming machines installed.
Effective June 26, the state of Nevada required the wearing of masks or face coverings that cover both the nose and mouth for all Nevadans and visitors when in a public space. The mandate includes exemptions for those with medical breathing issues or disabilities that make mask use impractical, as well as for children ages 2 – 9. Businesses have the right to ask any patron to leave if they are not following the directive.
Outdoor spaces and businesses and public and private gatherings must continue to abide with capacity restrictions of no more than 50 people. A copy of the full plan can be found online at: NVHealthResponse.nv.gov.
Nevada’s gaming industry reopened on June 4, 2020. A copy of policies and procedures can be found HERE.
The following businesses that were previously closed were allowed to reopen 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.
Events with live performances and live performers are not allowed WITH spectators. However, for the purpose of broadcasting or live streaming certain events are 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 operating businesses 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.
As we all experience the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus on the economy of Southern Nevada, below are additional resources to help us navigate to eventual recovery.