Is It SAFE to Travel to LAS VEGAS Now during Covid in 2021? – September

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Nevada (Las Vegas) does not require testing or quarantine for domestic visitors. International arrivals need to comply with the federal laws and bring a negative COVID-19 test result no older than 72 hours prior to their arrival.

The full capacity of all establishments has been reestablished and almost all COVID-19 related restrictions have been lifted, especially for vaccinated travelers.

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How safe is Las Vegas according to the CDC?

According to their epidemiological map Nevada’s positive cases are among the highest in the country.

The Governor of Nevada, Steve Sisolak, announced that he will implement the necessary measures to keep Las Vegas’ economy going while ensuring the safety of locals and visitors.

The Governor has also stated how personal responsibility is necessary to keep oneself and others safe. To ensure the cooperation of the public, he has kept face coverings mandatory in indoor spaces.

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How safe is to visit Las Vegas now: Latest updates

September 8 – 3,193 new COVID-19 cases challenging Nevada’s hospitals

On Tuesday, September 7, Nevada health officials reported 3,193 new COVID-19 infections and 19 deaths caused by the virus. The data covered the previous four days, including Friday and Labor Day, and brought a decline in average daily cases from last week.

Despite the progress, Nevada’s hospitals continue to be challenged by the dangerous coronavirus variants. According to Nevada Hospital Association, occupancy rates are decreasing. Yet, 82% of all staffed ICU beds are occupied in the state.

The good news is that more than 52.7% of Nevadans have now been fully vaccinated. And that might help prevent the virus from spreading.

Source: AP News

August 25 – 50% of eligible Nevadans vaccinated against COVID-19

On Friday, August 20, Nevada reached a major vaccination milestone. According to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, 50% of eligible residents are now fully vaccinated.

1.34 million vaccinations have been completed. That corresponds to around 50,02% of Nevadans aged 12 and older. Gov. Steve Sisilak also noted that more than 60% of eligible residents have received at least one shot.

‘This is an incredible milestone to reach and I am so thankful to everyone who made the choice to protect themselves,’ applauded Sislak. However, he recognizes that there’s more work to be done to defeat the virus and encourages the rest of the community to get their jab.

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Vaccination Rollout – Time for a bold new strategy

As could not be otherwise, Nevada will “raffle” 5 million dollars among those who get fully vaccinated. To date, 50% of the population has received two courses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Nevada’s unemployment rate (7.8%) is significantly higher than the national one of 5.8 percent. Thus, in order to protect his citizens and boost the economy, the state Governor launched this bold strategy to bribe citizens into getting vaccinated against COVID-19. 

“While we’re making progress with more than 50% of our eligible residents at least partially vaccinated, we must do more to protect our state. This vaccine incentive promotion is our way to give vaccination efforts an extra boost and encourage all Nevadans to get their shot so our state can recover and build back stronger,” said Sisolak at a press conference.

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions in Las Vegas?

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Back on May 1, Governor Steve Sisolak lifted the statewide social distancing requirements against the advice of health authorities. 

Las Vegas was “100 percent reopened”. Wearing a face mask indoors is still mandatory though it has been relaxed following updated C.D.C. guidance.

Fully vaccinated travelers can now visit Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding areas without restrictions. Restaurants and nightclubs will be open for them and capacity limits will not apply.

Also, casinos have already opened at 100% capacity.

COVID-19 situation in Nevada

Updated – September 8

Source

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has reported 382,773 cases statewide as of September 8.

Nevada’s Governor still asking for help 

Battle Born Medical Corps is an initiative created by Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Directive 011 to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you are a local healthcare administrator, student practitioner, international medic who got your licensure outside of the US, or a health care retiree you can apply to help relieve the medical personnel in need at ServNV.org.


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August 11 – Nevada records most COVID-19 deaths a day since mid-February

On Tuesday, August 10, Nevada has reported 40 coronavirus fatalities. It’s the highest single-day death toll since February 17, when 41 deaths were reported.

Also, there were 1,125 new cases, which is 45 infections more than the 7-day average (1,080).

The daily average has been increasing since June 5, the recent low of only 132 infections. Most cases occur in Clark Country, where Las Vegas is located.

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

August 3 – Las Vegas visitors to put masks back on from July 29

Effective July 29, people visiting Casinos, grocery stores, shops, malls, theaters, museums, gyms, or any other indoor public space in Las Vegas will need to wear a face mask. 

As defined by the local government, a public space is “any indoor area where other people who are not members of your own household are present.”

Only children under 9 and people with disabilities or a medical condition are exempted from the rule. 

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal