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West Coast states implement travel advisories ahead of holidays

Posted at 6:29 AM, Nov 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Three West Coast states have issued travel advisories ahead of the holiday season to stem the surge of the coronavirus within their borders.

Officials in California, Oregon and Washington joined a pact and issued joint travel advisories asking people to quarantine for 14 days when they enter the state.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called on people not to gather this Thanksgiving as large groups coming together indoors are ideal for the virus' spread.

"Don't sneak in other households," he said. "Get a chicken instead of a turkey, or a small turkey. Do those things."

"To me the mantra is two things: Don't share your air and don't do stupid things," said Mayor Garcetti.

Despite asking everyone in Nevada to stay home for two weeks to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak hasn't issued a travel advisory or advised people not to visit Las Vegas.

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Gov. Sisolak says he's walking a tight-rope between fighting the virus and propping up the state's fragile economy.

In the first weekend since he made the "Stay Home Nevada 2.0" request, roughly 3,300 people tested positive for the coronavirus.

Sisolak said he would review transmission data after two weeks, and could take "stronger action" if the rates haven't fallen.