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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. However, the number of COVID-19 cases has surged across Nevada and, therefore, traveling there should be in the next few weeks reconsidered.
Nevada’s positive cases are at their peak, despite being one of the lowest in the country only about a month ago. The number of daily new cases is higher than ever before, while hospitalizations across the state also soar. Therefore, visiting Nevada for tourism should be reconsidered in the following weeks.
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January 12 – Las Vegas schools to close for five days because of staff shortages due to COVID-19
Due to a high number of COVID-19 infections, the Clark County School District has decided to “pause” in-person education for five days to prevent the spread of the virus.
Schools will close on Friday, January 14, and the staff will be asked to work from home. Face-to-face learning should resume five days later, on Wednesday, January 18.
All athletics, after-school activities, as well as field trips, have also been canceled for the five-day period.
December 10 – Nevada bracing for the arrival of Omicron variant
Nevada is getting ready for the arrival of the new coronavirus variant – the Omicron strain – even though no cases have been found in the state yet. However, Washoe County Health District Officer Kevin Dick said on Wednesday that the new variant might already be spreading around the state undetected.
He believes that the existing vaccines are protective against the much more transmissible Omicron. And although most people who have contracted the new strain experience mild symptoms, Dick stressed the importance of vaccination and booster shots.
He does not think people should panic right now but rather stay aware and get vaccinated if they haven’t done so.
Vaccination Rollout – Time for a bold new strategy
As could not be otherwise, Nevada raffled 5 million dollars among those who got fully vaccinated. To date, 57.1% 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?
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 CDC 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 – January 12
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has reported 552,259 cases statewide as of January 12.
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.