Nevada will begin reopening on May 9, Gov. Steve Sisolak said today.
“I’m able to move up this announcement because, as a state, we have met our gateway benchmarks for starting reopening,” Sisolak said.
Starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, restaurants will be able to open for dine-in services with social distancing, and customers waiting for a table will have to remain outside. Most retail establishments will be able to open, including hair salons by reservation only. Retail businesses can operate at 50% of normal capacity.
Sisolak made clear that one of the industries that will not be opening in the first round is casinos.
“Gaming operations shall remain closed until the Gaming Control Board determines that operations may safely resume,” the governor said.
Additionally, bars, bowling alleys, movie theaters and tattoo parlors are among the other businesses that will remain closed.