Governor, you need to quit messing around. 11/10: Nevada "Stay at Home 2.0." Washington, Oregon, and California – three of the five Western States Pact states minus Nevada and Colorado – issue travel advisories recommending self-quarantines for anyone entering or returning home to these states. The Southern Nevada Health District on Thursday reported 63,301 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County since the pandemic began, and 1,309 deaths. The counties with the highest case rates in order are: Carson City, Mineral, Churchill, Washoe and White Pine. Lol, so:1. Governor Sisolak holds his third COVID-related press conference in a week. This is kind of where we are now. We really are just going to do absolutely nothing and let the virus run its course in Las Vegas, where we get hit by a new wave of covid-carrying visitors every weekend. And The Palazzo, a sister resort to the Venetian, recently expanded its hotel-only closure from midweek to every day for most of December. 11/11. Sister resort Wynn Las Vegas, which is next door to Encore, remains open daily. Please stop playing live poker. Sixteen of 17 counties in Nevada are now flagged for elevated disease transmission. 9/16. Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is open and ready to receive our valued guests! In that one moment, Riley captured the near-impossibility of balancing keeping the economy going and keeping Nevadans safe. Governor Sisolak announces new restrictions under a "STATEWIDE PAUSE" limiting capacity on casino floors, restaurants, bars, and gyms to 25% for at least three weeks. The Strip will always be the focal point of Las Vegas, but it is downtown Las Vegas that will drive Las Vegas visitation growth into the future. 11/18. So this is four COVID pressers in nine days to say NV is on the brink if we continue to do nothing, and so let's continue to do nothing. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced new mitigation measures including the shut down of the state's casinos and video lottery terminal (VLT) locations. You won’t need a taxi – just a comfy pair of shoes and a curiosity about the most entertaining street on the planet. And while the test/test positivity calculation is defensible (and I would argue preferable), the more likely reason they switched from the people/people method is to be able to present a lower number. And if dining indoors for an hour or two is the most dangerous possible thing you can do, then sitting at a poker table for 4-, 6-, 12+-hour sessions is infinitely worse. With cases and hospitalizations mounting, Sisolak announces "Stay at Home 2.0," amounting to little more than a stern acknowledgment that things are getting bad and a strongly worded suggestion to voluntarily stay home as much as possible and avoid gatherings. As became clear over the summer, every move (or non-move) the governor has made since reopening has been designed to prolong the timeline and avoid taking action in order to keep casinos open, while simply letting the virus spread and conditions worsen. COVID-19. 103. 11/17. The names that most everybody remembers and will remember as associated with Nevada history – Hughes, Wynn, Adelson, Kerkorian, Binion, Harrah, Siegel, Sarno, Stupak, Boyd, Gaughan, Fertitta, and probably Stevens and Hsieh, among others – tend to be the builders. 10/24. Das Wynn Las Vegas ist weniger als 8 km vom Flughafen McCarran International Airport entfernt. Nevada sets a new record with 1,824 reported COVID-19 cases. In truth, this method likely overstates test positivity as more people have gotten tested multiple times as the pandemic has worn on. 12/13. 10/1. https://t.co/0BLeW2O5q2. But the governor – as the elected official whose job is supposed to be to represent the interests of the Nevadans who elected him – does not get that same pass. Nevada sets record with 57 new deaths. 11/15. Nevada "STATEWIDE PAUSE." The state of Washington announces four-week restrictions including a ban on gatherings with people outside one's household (with some exceptions), as well as a halt to indoor service at bars and restaurants, and also indoor gym operations. Private gatherings are limited to 10 people. That said, Mr. recently expanded its hotel-only closure from midweek to every day, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Per Megan Messerly of The Nevada Independent, the 7-day average test positivity rate under the original method passes 20% for the first time since the beginning of August. Poker is ramping up in Vegas, with upcoming WSOP and Wynn 10ks. First doses of COVID-19 vaccine are administered in Nevada. If you take the rapid test and fail, you go to a quarantine hotel for a different kind of vacation (Eastside Cannery is still closed; can you imagine the kind of parties?). And unless the state is actually stupid and not just being Cagey, clearly the governor knew this when he made the call for "Stay At Home 2.0.". Which could just mean that the governor has no intention of shutting down the gaming industry at all. And then in October, the state decided to skip all pretense of accuracy, and has since presented test positivity exclusively as a 14-day test/test positivity rate with a 7-day lag. We did it in the spring after the shutdown; and conditions did start to improve toward the end of the summer once visitors started to stop showing up after the Fourth of July weekend, and as COVID conditions in our source California and Arizona markets improved at the same time. Air conditioning 127 & up. Price. And as it stands, it makes no sense that the governor would sooner shut down the entire gaming industry again come January 15 before implementing visitor restrictions first. Properties with special offers. Nevada COVID-19 updates for 11/11: Test positivity is UP: 7-day avg is 26.28%, or 13.8% using state method Hospitalizations are UP: 950, highest since Aug. 12 Cases are UP: New record 7-day avg of 1,328 new cases/day Tues 13 days to improve before new restrictions pic.twitter.com/6xBXB7wLYa, 11/12. Nevada is on the coronavirus cutting edge, and the world should be studying how we are planning to have conventions with a 20% test positivity rate, or2. 11/5. 10/28. The 7-day average test positivity rate in Nevada dips under 10% (probably with a little help from the testing drive) for the first time since June; this would be short-lived. Right on the strip ! The state determined that this calculation is more appropriate for our state than other standard calculations of test positivity. And for the White House to send that recommendation without including a big check for Nevadans is out of touch and offensive. And this is not the first time this pandemic the state has changed its test positivity calculation method, but (at least) the second time. We can say we want conventions all we want — and expand limits on gatherings past what even Sweden would do — but we can't make people want to have conventions the way we want them to, or make make people show up for conventions the way we want them to. That said, while using a test/test approach is both common and perhaps preferable, defaulting a to a 14-day average and adding a 7-day lag are completely atypical. So when the governor says that "Our 14-day test positivity rate is now 20.6% and we have the second-highest test positivity rate in the nation," this is entirely misleading. The Las Vegas … Popular . A quick reminder that Nevada health officials, found Las Vegas Strip hotel-casinos topped reported locations of possible COVID-19 exposures in June, July and August. Instead, the governor spent the summer blaming local businesses for the spread of the virus (due to "noncompliance"), and the past few months blaming locals for the spread of the virus, while playing games with the data and pretending that visitors don't come with viruses and that viruses don't spread in casinos. 10/28. Property types. For example, I've been tested four times and tested negative all four times; under this method, I am 0-for-1, because I only count as one new person tested. 11/11. What Messerly presents as the test positivity rate is the people/people (new cases/new people tested) approach, which makes sense because that is the one the state started with, and is/was more in line with the approach taken by Johns Hopkins University. Outlook murky: When will Las Vegas tourism rebound? Desert Rose Resort. 12/3. And the test/test method means that test positivity is likely understated by default. A shutdown is unrealistic without additional support. Wynn announces it will close Encore casino and hotel in Las Vegas midweek, citing slow demand. Rivers Casino in Philadelphia to close as part of citywide shutdown. On some level, the individual casino operators can be forgiven for acting (at least in what they think is) in their own best interests, as that is their job. You don't change accounting methods when things are going well. Breakfast included 33. The good news is that we've already shown twice that we can get things under control in Las Vegas if we can keep visitors away, or at least in manageable numbers – we have favorable geography, given that once you get past the Strip and downtown, Las Vegas is almost entirely sprawling suburbia. I downloaded Lyft and traveled for $10-$15 to places.. Also the food is expensive in Vegas. The Mirage, which bills itself as the original mega-resort on the Las Vegas Strip, this week announced that it will be accepting only reservations for Thursday through Sunday stays beginning Jan. 4. Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick says the county is seeing an "alarming" level of COVID-19 transmission, with new cases being recorded at 3.5x the levels of early October. 11/15. https://t.co/lsqN9NsCl1 https://t.co/rLtCy2u2Jn. Nevada COVID-19 response director Caleb Cage says "hospitalizations remain relatively steady" despite the spike in case numbers and test positivity rate in the state. Gov. Which probably explains the testing drive in September after switching to this method, in order to drive down the (self-reported) test positivity rate just before reopening bars. He's also made small moves and non-moves to avoid making actual moves, and using 2-week, 3-week, and now a month-long delay (to see if this "works") to further delay any action. Splendid stay.. The state is deliberately distorting reality to suit another purpose. The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas spins out unforgettable live music with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists. 9/29: Limit on gatherings raised. Which means that when the test positivity rate is on the rise – as it has been for three months now – the test positivity rate will be constantly understated. Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick says that hospitals in Washoe County are "fairly near capacity" in terms of actual staffed beds, as opposed to licensed beds tracked by the Nevada Hospital Association. Save for probably the Senator Harry Reid and a Goodman or two, politicians in Nevada seem to be mostly forgettable and tend to be lost to history. pic.twitter.com/zsDtkoNKYn. Over the summer, the game was to point at local businesses for failures of mask compliance (i.e. This is also about the point where case counts bottomed out. We also understand that the spread of the virus is directly tied to the movement of people, and having visitors poses a great risk. The state came up with a better metric than anyone else is using. Pfizer Criticizes Sudden Change in Coronavirus Vaccine Dosing Regime in the U.K. While the state seems to be angling for the "end of winter" disaster scenario, I still believe there has to be a breaking point — whether it is hospital beds in the Convention Center or whatever — where the governor finally acknowledges the impact of unscreened visitors. 12/5. Nevada governor Steve Sisolak (D) announces that bars, pubs, breweries, distilleries, wineries, taverns and bar areas within restaurants in Clark County and Elko County will be allowed to reopen effective Sunday, September 20 at 11:59 p.m., joining all other counties in Nevada; Sisolak had ordered bars in seven counties to close effective July 10 at 11:59 p.m. The only reason to default to a 14-day average rather than the more typical 7-day average is so that the number rises slower, and the only reason to use a 7-day lag is to further delay the rise. 14-Day Avg. Although we are doing our best to keep information up to date on this page, we recommend checking the property’s website or calling for the latest information about rooms and booking. Free Wifi 91. Washoe County Health District urges "extreme caution when out and about" after reporting 350 cases in a single day; the previous record was 179. 12/21. 11/7. But well worth it! The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) previews a new update to the state's COVID-19 dashboard. Sweden bans the sale of alcohol past 10 p.m. 11/11. In the shadow of Covid-19, Las Vegas is on its own losing streak. A look at Las Vegas casino resorts and their closures: When: Noon Monday through 2 p.m. Thursday. las vegas — Fifteen resorts along the Las Vegas Strip will close temporarily, effective Tuesday, as the impact of the coronavirus on daily life significantly expands. Then on August 4, the state switched to a new method based on test encounters (again I'll explain this in a minute), and with a 5-day lag, typically presented as a 7-day average with a 5-day lag: Test Positivity = (New Positive Tests / New Tests) with a 5-day lag. The Mirage isn't alone in closing down for a few days each week or longer, whether hotel rooms only or all operations. MGM Resorts announces Mirage to close casino midweek starting January 4. 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