Nevada Governor Announces First Phase Reopen of Las Vegas on May 9

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced Las Vegas will begin the process of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

In a news conference on May 7, 2020, the governor said Nevada is on track to meet “gateway benchmarks” related to COVID-19 to enter the first phase of a limited reopen.

Unfortunately, casinos aren’t among the non-essential businesses which will reopen on May 9. Glass half full, though.

Las Vegas is having a moment

Just watch our comeback.

In phase one, restaurants can open, with certain restrictions. Restaurants must require employees to wear face coverings and encourage customers to do so as well. Restaurant capacity will be limited to 50 percent of seating capacity. Tables and booths must be spaced six feet apart. Bar tops and bar areas within restaurants will remain closed.

Barber shops, hair salons and nail salons can also reopen with restrictions, including six foot social distancing. No walk-ins will be allowed.

Retail stores can also reopen, with restrictions including capacity limitations (no more than 50 percent occupancy). This will also apply to grocery stores and “big box” stores which have not had those limitations to-date.

Retail cannabis stores are encouraged to do curbside service, but can now reopen.

Here are some details.

Phase one reopen Nevada

Anyone else thing we’re a little obsessed with our hair and nails?

Here’s more related to retail stores and cannabis shops.

Phase one Nevada

Anyone else think we’re a little obsessed with cannabis?

All businesses are required to have employees wear masks during phase one.

The Governor reiterated vulnerable populations need to continue to shelter-in-place.

Not reopening in phase one: Casinos, bars, nightclubs, taverns (that don’t serve food), gyms and fitness facilities, entertainment and recreational venues (bowling alleys, movie theaters, etc.), strip clubs and brothels, massage parlors, tattoo shops, tanning salons, community centers and others.

Here’s a full list.

Nevada phase one closed

A lot of fun things won’t be joining us May 9.

This is obviously a big step for Las Vegas and Nevada, and there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

19 thoughts on “Nevada Governor Announces First Phase Reopen of Las Vegas on May 9


    Great news, thanks for the info dump.

    Assuming (hoping) no spike in cases as a result of first phases casinos can’t be too far behind, Nevada being Nevada.

    Sure would love to be checking into Bellagio as planned June 7.

  2. Concerned Local

    This schedule (thanks for some dates this time!) seems to put casino openings either very late May or first week of June, which is what I have been hearing

      1. Phyllis A Mathis

        you gently pullover your nose ,then under your chin
        and wrap behind your head, while eating hold hold
        bandana or mask and take a wear a really
        comfortable scarf.

  3. David Miller

    Yeah, opening car washes is at the top of everyone’s list. Go to jail if one dares using a paper straw. If one goes to a restaurant, they must wear a mask, but they can take their food home and eat it there. Anymore ignorant questions?

  4. David White

    Yes there is a light at the end of the tunnel! We are one step closer to saving our great state!

  5. Amy

    I’m still trying to find out: Gov Siskolak created a GoFund me page for Oct 1 shootings. There are reports claiming that the fund raised $33 Million dollars, and yet only $12,000 have been paid to survivor families. And yet, our governor successfully sued our own city of Las Vegas for $32 million after purchasing a property that later determined city lines and airport traffic impeded on the view. Can you help decipher what is real and fake news?

    Also, I’m curios where the tax funds from marijuana sales went. Supposed to be education but the rainy day. It sure feels like it’s pouring in the desert….

    Luckily, it seems like enough of our community remembers the last downpour and has their own rainy day funds….. for now.

    1. unfaked

      “Can you help decipher what is real and fake news?”

      No, but he can decipher what is real and fake comments if that helps. Also, he’s pretty good at detecting phony user names.



  7. John

    Any thoughts on when the brothels and houses of prostitution will be able to open? Info would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

  8. Joyce Gibbs

    As a Las Vegas resident for over 33 years, I’ve seen our city reinvent itself many times over and have no doubt it will once again, but I have serious doubts about reopening the strip resorts. In all honesty, it’s hard to imagine that visitors will return to “Sin City” only to be told they have to abide by so many rules. I knew that once the warm weather came, there would be no way to continue to enforce the “stay at home” rules. I just hope everyone will consider the consequences before they go out and get crazy or we’ll be right back where we started in March.


    When are gyms brothels and COWABUNGA bay going to open up its getting hot in here we need to open up


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