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Gov. Steve Sisolak announced details of the state’s Phase 2 reopening late Tuesday, which begins Friday.
In Phase 2, these businesses are opening, with additional restrictions:
- Bars not serving food
- Aesthetic service establishments
- Spas and massage therapy
- Body art and piercing establishments
- Gyms, fitness facilities
- Recreational areas and pools
Movie theaters, bowling centers, arcades
Gaming is on track for a June 4 phased-in reopening. Nevada state parks will be limited to day-use and overnight stays with restrictions.
Nightclubs, adult entertainment establishments and brothels remain closed in Phase 2.
Gov. Steve Sisolak says he won’t be giving his address on Phase 2 of Nevada’s reopening plan tonight because he was potentially exposed to the coronavirus.
He said his office will be releasing a recorded message later tonight.
In a statement, spokeswoman Meghin Delaney said Sisolak called off the event after learning he had visited an unnamed workplace where an employee – who was not in the building at the time – later reported testing positive for COVID-19.
Delaney said the governor is scheduled to take a COVID-19 test on Wednesday morning. He later tweeted he had not experienced any virus symptoms in the five days since the potential exposure.
It’s been a little more than two weeks since the state entered the first phase of its economic revival effort. Sisolak has targeted a June 4 reopening for the state’s hard-hit gaming industry.
The governor predicts it will take two or three weeks to work through each phase of the Silver State’s recovery plan. He has not specified how many phases might be required.
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