Nevada tells citizens to stay at home

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has launched a plan dubbed Stay at Home 2.0.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has launched a plan dubbed Stay at Home 2.0.

Government officials are concerned the state’s health care system will become over-saturated after a rise in Covid-19 cases.

US.- Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has launched a new state plan dubbed “Stay at Home 2.0” in a bid to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. He’s urging citizens to stay at home – but urged visitors to go to casinos.

Sisolak told residents in the state to try and stay at home as much as possible within the next two weeks and only leave the house for essential purposes.

But he also said that visitors should consider going to Nevada’s casinos with the right personal protective equipment in a bid to keep the gaming industry afloat throughout the pandemic.

Sisolak said: “They [visitors] certainly should come because they are protecting your jobs, but when they come here and stay in one of our properties they need to wear a mask… If they’re going to play cards or a slot machine or whatever it might be, wear a mask. That’s what I’m asking,”

Nevada has been hit with a surge in cases, and government officials fear the state’s health system will become over-saturated.

Sisolak said in his announcement that if things don’t improve in the next 14 days, he will be “forced to take stronger action.”