UPDATE: June 4, 2020, 11:05 a.m. EDT: 10 Weeks ago when Las Vegas was ordered to shut down by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak. It was looking like a complete desert with no men or women. But hope for the natives and tourists has arrived after Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced about Las Vegas Casinos Reopening from June 4. As an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, Las Vegas was completely shut down and all activity was stopped in this area. Being a dense tourist place, Las Vegas had the highest chance of Community transfer of Coronavirus.
On March 18, the Las Vegas’s 219 commercial casinos were ordered to be closed until the next orders. This shut down not only stopped all the economic activity but also made Nevada, the most unemployed state of the United States with 33.5 percent of the unemployment rate. Thousands of tourists workers were Forced to leave their jobs due to COVID- 19.
After the announcement about Las Vegas Casinos Reopening made by Steve Sisolak.
“We’ve taken every precaution possible. I don’t think you’re going to find a safer place to come than Las Vegas by June 4, with the protocols that we’ve put in place, than the testing that we’ve put in place, with the contact tracing that will be in place by that time,” Sisolak said. “We’re encouraging visitors to come and enjoy themselves and have a good time.”
Almost, All the casino professionals admired this gesture and tweeted their happiness:
We’re excited to announce the reopening of @Bellagio, @NYNYVegas, @MGMGrand, and The Signature on June 4. We can’t wait to welcome you #BacktoVegas, safely. Learn more: https://t.co/RSIEECZORi pic.twitter.com/0crsuggAVt
— MGM Resorts (@MGMResortsIntl) May 27, 2020
STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline regarding Nevada Gaming Control Board Workshop:
— The Culinary Union (@Culinary226) May 26, 2020
As of today, 181 of 989 U.S. casinos are open with health and safety measures to protect patrons and employees. Use the AGA’s reopening map to see which casinos are open and where they are located. https://t.co/jBAezjEKfw
— American Gaming Association (@AmericanGaming) May 26, 2020
Travel bookings to Las Vegas have also hiked suddenly just after the Las Vegas Casinos reopening statement was given. Orbitz said “Flight and hotel searches for Las Vegas increased for the week of June 4-11 compared with the previous week” Las Vegas casinos reopening decision gave a new rise to the State economy and employment.