Gov. Steve Sisolak has released a formal directive for Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, which begins Friday and allows places such as gyms, indoor malls, bars and bowling alleys to open their doors.
The directive also gives casinos the green light to welcome back customers June 4 while adhering to new health and safety requirements put forth by the Gaming Control Board. The regulatory agency updated its reopening policy Wednesday and is requiring licensees to submit plans seven days prior to operating again.
Unless terminated or extended by another directive, Phase 2 will remain in effect through June 30. The governor has said the state will monitor COVID-19 data trends for the next two to three weeks and make any adjustments necessary, including possibly entering Phase 3, which would ease some restrictions on mass gatherings and non-essential travel, at an earlier stage.
Sisolak’s office also released a guidance document for people and businesses with more details about the next phase. Phase 2 comes more than two months after the fast-spreading virus shuttered schools and businesses statewide.
Nightclubs, day clubs, brothels and strip clubs, however, will remain closed during Phase 2.