Nevada casinos and hotels, including those in Las Vegas, are shutting down temporarily in response to an order by the state governor for Nevadans to say home and for all nonessential businesses to close to the public for 30 days in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
“I have spoken with the chief medical officers of all of Nevada’s hospitals to get their assessment of our current situation and most responsible next steps,” Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said in a press conference late Tuesday. “They have advised that the most effective course of action is to direct all Nevadans to stay home and for all nonessential businesses to close to the public for 30 days.”
MGM Resorts reports that its Las Vegas properties are now only taking reservations for arrivals beginning Friday, April 17. The company operates the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, Luxor, Monte Carlo, Vdara, Aria, Bellagio, New York – New York, Circus Circus and Gold Strike in the city.
Wynn Resorts had shut down the Wynn Las Vegas as of Tuesday, March 17, with no word yet on an expected reopening date.
Additionally, the Las Vegas Monorail system will suspend operations starting at noon local time on Wednesday, March 18. All Monorail passes already purchased are valid for 12 months from the purchase date. The Las Vegas Monorail Company will share more information on operations as it becomes available.