Coronavirus Preparedness Efforts and Updates
The health and safety of all visitors to Las Vegas is paramount and the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority (LVCVA) is committed to providing travelers with accurate and timely information about traveling to the destination, as well as to ensure that we continue to provide a safe environment for those who are visiting.
The LVCVA continues working closely with the U.S. Travel Association, McCarran International Airport as well as County and State Public Health officials to gather and share the latest developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The LVCVA also continues closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and the World Health Organization for timely updates regarding the evolving Coronavirus situation and its impact.
March 18, 2020
On March 17, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a statewide closure of all casinos, restaurants, bars and other nonessential businesses for 30 days, and he urged Nevadans to stay inside to reduce their chance of becoming infected and spreading the virus.
The mandate includes temporary closure of:
- Hotels and casinos;
- Dine-in restaurants, bars, pubs, wineries, nightclubs and dayclubs;
- Movie theaters and bowling alleys;
- Attractions and museums;
- Beauty and barber shops and nail, tanning and waxing salons; and
- Gyms, health clubs and fitness centers.
- Sporting arenas and concert venues
Exception to restaurant closures:
Restaurants that can provide delivery, drive-through, pick-up or curbside service may stay open, but sit-down dining establishments should close.
In light of the pandemic, and based on the CDC-issued guidance for mass gatherings, events across Las Vegas have been cancelled or postponed amid travel restrictions and these increased health precautions. We will be doing our best to update our pages as announcements are made, however, we strongly recommend confirming the status of attractions and upcoming events by reaching out directly to the attraction, venue or ticket provider before proceeding.
Healthy Travel Tips:
Travelers and visitors are encouraged to always practice healthy habits when traveling, including following the below CDC-recommended practices:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
More up-to-date information is available on the following websites:
State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Nevada Health Response
Southern Nevada Health District
McCarran International Airport
The U.S. Department of State