Las Vegas restaurants prepare for reopening with new guidelines

Gov. Sisolak extends stay-at-home order
Posted at 12:03 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 15:09:56-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — We're going to stay at home in Nevada a little while longer. Gov. Sisolak has extended the order until May 15. Until then, businesses are getting ready for when they may be able to reopen again.

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The National Restaurant Association has released their guidelines for reopening. One of the biggest changes is how guests will interact with staff and waiters. Once restaurants reopen, they could ask guests to text when they arrive and then wait in their car until a table is ready.

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Other changes include reducing the number of tables, additional sanitizing procedures, and even physical barriers like plexiglass on and between tables.

Restaurant owners, like the ones at Cafe Lola, are busy figuring out what that means for their business. Cafe Lola relies heavily on Instagram culture and guest experience. Owners say moving forward, social media could be less about selfies, and more about getting important messages out to their guests.


"Instagram and social media is a big piece," says Michael Santos, a partner at Cafe Lola. "It will be vital for restaurant owners to show how they're taking this seriously."