LAS VEGAS, NV — (05-22-20) — We can now confirm that the Las Vegas Strip is set to reopen on Thursday June 4, 2020. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) office made the announcement today followign the shocking news that Nevada is the highest in the nation in unemployment, coming in at 28.2% as May 22.

Gov. Sisolak said He will hold a briefing next week to provide Nevadans with an update on the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

“If Nevada’s COVID-19 data continues to reflect positive or consistent trends through the Memorial Day Weekend, the Governor will announce a Phase 2 reopening date at the Tuesday press conference, along with business reopening and statewide continuing operation guidelines,” said Soslak’s Community Relations & Public Affairs Director office.

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The Nevada Gaming Control Board will also hold an informational workshop to provide an update regarding response measures on the famed strip in Las Vegas that is lined with casinos and hotels and helps power the city and state’s economies.

“After presentations, the Board will consider any action necessary with regards to reopening plans,” said Sisolak’s office. “Pending the evaluation of trends in Nevada’s COVID-19 data, along with the results of the Gaming Control Board meeting on Tuesday, the Governor has set a target date of June 4, 2020, for reopening Nevada’s gaming industry.”

The reopening of the strip could prove a potent measure in the state’s effort to fight back against the burgeoning economic fallout of the pandemic, which has produced a litany of business closures and sent tens of millions of people into unemployment. As of May 22, Nevada’s unemployment rate is 28.

Nevada had the highest unemployment rate of any state in the country with 28.2 percent of workers without a job – nearly double the national average of 14.7 percent, according to figures released by the Department of Labor.

Twenty-four casinos on the Las Vegas Strip earned over $72 million in fiscal year 2017, according to the Center for Gaming Research.

Nevada has had more than 7,500 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 380 deaths since the outbreak began.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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