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Nevada Gov. Sisolak sets target date of June 4 for reopening gaming industry

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Posted at 3:53 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 21:07:38-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is expected to hold a press conference on May 26, to discuss the next phase in the state's reopening plan, with a date to reopen Nevada's gaming industry.

His office said Saturday marks two weeks since Phase 1 began, and officials have been monitoring the first phase of reopening - analyzing data trends and evaluating potential plans for Phase 2.

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If Nevada's COVID-19 data continues to reflect positive or consistent trends through the Memorial Day Weekend, the governor will announce a Phase 2 reopening date at the Tuesday press conference, along with business reopening statewide while continuing operation guidelines.

Also, the Nevada Gaming Control Board will be holding an information workshop where state and local health and safety officers will provide an update regarding COVID-19 response measures at resort-hotels.

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Pending the evaluation of trends in Nevada's COVID-19 data, along with the results of the Gaming Control Board meeting, the governor's office says a June 4 target date has been set to reopen Nevada's gaming industry.

Gov. Sisolak also said for Nevadans to stay safe to stay open over the long holiday weekend - encouraging everyone to wear face coverings when in public, avoid large gatherings, and to practice proper social distancing.

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