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What is Changing As Casinos Reopen?

Many things are changing as casinos reopen during the COVID pandemic. The most important change right now is that you are going to need to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth whenever you are inside a public area of the building. That means you need to be wearing it when in the casino, in the lobby, walking down the hotel hallway, in a public bathroom, at bars and restaurants, etc. That is a statewide mandate from Gov. Sisolak. The mandate also include public spaces outdoors where six feet of social distancing can be observed. That means you should wear it whenever you head out since you can’t guarantee that you’ll have six feet of space when walking down the Strip or on Fremont Street. The mandate goes a step further than what MGM and Caesars had already put into place require mask use, but only in a few areas.

There are limited exceptions for children 9 and under, individuals where wearing a mask would be a health or safety risk, when dining and drinking and when exercising or doing socially distanced recreational activities outside.

The new mask mandate actually simplifies a number of things. As a general rule, if you are staying at a resort you should be wearing a masks unless you are in your room with family.

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Zone Rate Taxi Fares

The Nevada Taxicab Authority has simplified the rate structure for rides between McCarran International Airport (LAS) and the Strip. Instead of the usual metered rates based on distance and time, it is now a flat rate based upon which Strip hotel you are going to or coming from. It also applies to a few off-Strip hotels like The Orleans and Palace Station.

  • Zone 1 is the closest to the airport and is the least expensive.
    It is $19 and covers South Strip hotels between Sunset Road and Tropicana Avenue as well as nearby off-Strip hotels like the Hard Rock/Virgin Hotel and Alexis Park.
  • Zone 2 is $23 and covers the Center Strip hotels between Tropicana Avenue and Flamingo Road as well as off-Strip hotels like The Orleans
  • Zone 3 is $27 and covers the North Strip hotels from Flamingo Road to the Strat as well as off-Strip hotels like the Rio, Palms and Artisan.
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Deuce still operating

By now everyone is probably aware that Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered casinos and all other nonessential businesses to close for 30 days to suppress the potential spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nevada.

RTC has announced that they will suspend the SDX route on Thursday March 19th, but the Deuce is still running. Residential routes are also operating. You can find more info at www.rtcsnv.com Please take proper precautions (including keeping a safe distance from other riders) if you do need to be out.

Getting Around: Cabs, Lyft and Uber

I typically do not rent a car when I visit Las Vegas and I discourage others from renting cars unless they specifically know that they will need one. There are still times when you want an option other than walking, the Monorail or the bus, though. Up until recently, my preferred method had been cab. That all changed during my recent trips. Continue reading Getting Around: Cabs, Lyft and Uber