Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Las Vegas bars allowed to reopen

Drinkers can raise a glass in celebration as bars are open once again in Sin City.

Nevada's Covid-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force has agreed to allow taverns, pubs, distilleries, hotel bars and breweries to reopen.

Although many Las Vegas restaurants, hotels and casinos have been open for some time, standalone bars have remained dry.

Patrons will have to wear face masks when not drinking and social distancing measures will be in effect, as well as limited capacity.

Nightclubs and Las Vegas Strip's famed shows will still remain closed.

Bars were ordered to close in March by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak.

They reopened in June but were ordered closed again a month later.

There is more good news for Las Vegas tourism.

Nevada has been taken off the Tri-State quarantine blacklist.

That means travelers from New York, New Jersey or Connecticut don't have to quarantine on their return home from a visit to Sin City or other parts of Nevada.

It is a big boost, as Las Vegas attracts about one million people a year from the Tri-State area.

"They love Vegas, and when the time is right and they want to return, they have one less barrier to doing that. Our taverns reopening is another step in the right direction," said Lori Nelson-Kraft, Senior Vice President of Communications at Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.


Written by Ray Montgomery, US editor

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