Encore Las Vegas Opens Jardin Restaurant


Encore Las Vegas has recently opened Jardin, a new restaurant taking the place of Botero.

Roger Thomas of Wynn Design created the new design utilizing floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pool and creating a garden theme. Diners can also choose to sit on the lovely patio. Flowers, both fake and real, are everywhere amidst a white and gold palette.

Jardin is a welcome addition to the Wynn/Encore restaurant group for a number of reasons which include the light, airy ambiance, the delicious dishes, and that the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Breakfast highlights include juice, smoothie, and bloody Mary bars; a kale scramble with shaved Brussels sprouts and asparagus; Maine lobster Benedict; housemade granola; chicken and waffles; chilaquiles rojos; duck confit hash; and lemon and ricotta pancakes.

Lunch and dinner highlights include a chopped kale, skirt steak, Caesar, and market chopped vegetable salads; crab and guacamole; shrimp po boy sandwich; salmon with quinoa; chicken meatballs; pizzas; striped bass with clams, and a ranch rib eye steak. Jardin also offers a prix-fixe three course dinner for $49 with choices of meatballs, crabcakes, or kale salad; salmon, chicken breast or surf and turf, and butterscotch maple bourbon pudding or mini beignets.

Desserts include a pecan bread pudding, spiced pear crostata, beignet box, butterscotch maple bourbon pudding, citrus verrine, vegan tapioca, and a not to be missed “Fleur” chocolate cake — a layered dark chocolate mousse and chocolate cake in an edible chocolate flower pot.

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3 Vegas casinos fully opening after 80% worker vaccinations

People wore face masks, in July 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus as they played roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

LAS VEGAS >> Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas representatives said they gained approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board over the weekend to lift occupancy and physical distancing requirements and remove clear plastic separators from gambling tables.

&ldquoEmployees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment,&rdquo a Wynn Resorts statement said.

The board, which regulates casinos, set an 80% vaccination goal &mdash while Clark County lawmakers with jurisdiction over Las Vegas-area restaurants, stores and other businesses approved plans to allow 100% occupancy once 60% of eligible county residents get a vaccine shot.

State health officials today reported the Clark County first-dose public vaccination figure at almost 45.5%, with more than one in three people fully vaccinated.

At the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts, company spokesman Michael Weaver said the first- or single-dose employee vaccination rate reached 88%.

The Cosmopolitan said 80% of its more than 4,000 employees received at least a first dose of vaccine.

The company offered workers $1 million worth of bonuses to get shots, and reported a big jump in vaccinations in the past two weeks. It said the offer would continue until Saturday.

&ldquoWe believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,&rdquo William McBeath, Cosmopolitan president and CEO said in a news release.

The tourism and hospitality industry needs to demonstrate safety for visitors and guests, he said.

The Gaming Control Board typically does not release information about regulatory contact with licensees. Spokesman Michael Lawton declined today to say if other properties had been approved for 100% occupancy.

Officials contacted at Caesars Entertainment Inc., MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos did not provide similar announcements about capacity increases.

Several of those companies have opened employee vaccination clinics and encouraged workers and their families to get shots.

In the Cosmopolitan statement, Gaming Control Board Chairman J. Brin Gibson praised the company for &ldquosmart and swift action&rdquo and said regulators asked it &ldquoto share their methodology, strategy and success with the wider hospitality industry.&rdquo

Capacity limits were enacted when casinos reopened last June after being shuttered for nearly 12 weeks. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed emergency directives aimed at preventing people from gathering and spreading COVID-19.

Restrictions have been relaxed in phases as vaccinations have ramped up.

Last Saturday, all casinos and most businesses in Clark County, including the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor, were allowed to raise capacity from 50% to 80% and reduce person-to-person distancing to 3 feet (0.9 meters). Masks are still required indoors and for people in large crowds outdoors.

The governor, a Democrat, has set a June 1 target for lifting almost all coronavirus mitigation restrictions statewide. He has said mask mandates will remain in place indefinitely.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.


3 Vegas casinos fully opening after 80% worker vaccinations

People wore face masks, in July 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus as they played roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

LAS VEGAS >> Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas representatives said they gained approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board over the weekend to lift occupancy and physical distancing requirements and remove clear plastic separators from gambling tables.

&ldquoEmployees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment,&rdquo a Wynn Resorts statement said.

The board, which regulates casinos, set an 80% vaccination goal &mdash while Clark County lawmakers with jurisdiction over Las Vegas-area restaurants, stores and other businesses approved plans to allow 100% occupancy once 60% of eligible county residents get a vaccine shot.

State health officials today reported the Clark County first-dose public vaccination figure at almost 45.5%, with more than one in three people fully vaccinated.

At the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts, company spokesman Michael Weaver said the first- or single-dose employee vaccination rate reached 88%.

The Cosmopolitan said 80% of its more than 4,000 employees received at least a first dose of vaccine.

The company offered workers $1 million worth of bonuses to get shots, and reported a big jump in vaccinations in the past two weeks. It said the offer would continue until Saturday.

&ldquoWe believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,&rdquo William McBeath, Cosmopolitan president and CEO said in a news release.

The tourism and hospitality industry needs to demonstrate safety for visitors and guests, he said.

The Gaming Control Board typically does not release information about regulatory contact with licensees. Spokesman Michael Lawton declined today to say if other properties had been approved for 100% occupancy.

Officials contacted at Caesars Entertainment Inc., MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos did not provide similar announcements about capacity increases.

Several of those companies have opened employee vaccination clinics and encouraged workers and their families to get shots.

In the Cosmopolitan statement, Gaming Control Board Chairman J. Brin Gibson praised the company for &ldquosmart and swift action&rdquo and said regulators asked it &ldquoto share their methodology, strategy and success with the wider hospitality industry.&rdquo

Capacity limits were enacted when casinos reopened last June after being shuttered for nearly 12 weeks. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed emergency directives aimed at preventing people from gathering and spreading COVID-19.

Restrictions have been relaxed in phases as vaccinations have ramped up.

Last Saturday, all casinos and most businesses in Clark County, including the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor, were allowed to raise capacity from 50% to 80% and reduce person-to-person distancing to 3 feet (0.9 meters). Masks are still required indoors and for people in large crowds outdoors.

The governor, a Democrat, has set a June 1 target for lifting almost all coronavirus mitigation restrictions statewide. He has said mask mandates will remain in place indefinitely.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.


3 Vegas casinos fully opening after 80% worker vaccinations

People wore face masks, in July 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus as they played roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

LAS VEGAS >> Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas representatives said they gained approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board over the weekend to lift occupancy and physical distancing requirements and remove clear plastic separators from gambling tables.

&ldquoEmployees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment,&rdquo a Wynn Resorts statement said.

The board, which regulates casinos, set an 80% vaccination goal &mdash while Clark County lawmakers with jurisdiction over Las Vegas-area restaurants, stores and other businesses approved plans to allow 100% occupancy once 60% of eligible county residents get a vaccine shot.

State health officials today reported the Clark County first-dose public vaccination figure at almost 45.5%, with more than one in three people fully vaccinated.

At the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts, company spokesman Michael Weaver said the first- or single-dose employee vaccination rate reached 88%.

The Cosmopolitan said 80% of its more than 4,000 employees received at least a first dose of vaccine.

The company offered workers $1 million worth of bonuses to get shots, and reported a big jump in vaccinations in the past two weeks. It said the offer would continue until Saturday.

&ldquoWe believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,&rdquo William McBeath, Cosmopolitan president and CEO said in a news release.

The tourism and hospitality industry needs to demonstrate safety for visitors and guests, he said.

The Gaming Control Board typically does not release information about regulatory contact with licensees. Spokesman Michael Lawton declined today to say if other properties had been approved for 100% occupancy.

Officials contacted at Caesars Entertainment Inc., MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos did not provide similar announcements about capacity increases.

Several of those companies have opened employee vaccination clinics and encouraged workers and their families to get shots.

In the Cosmopolitan statement, Gaming Control Board Chairman J. Brin Gibson praised the company for &ldquosmart and swift action&rdquo and said regulators asked it &ldquoto share their methodology, strategy and success with the wider hospitality industry.&rdquo

Capacity limits were enacted when casinos reopened last June after being shuttered for nearly 12 weeks. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed emergency directives aimed at preventing people from gathering and spreading COVID-19.

Restrictions have been relaxed in phases as vaccinations have ramped up.

Last Saturday, all casinos and most businesses in Clark County, including the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor, were allowed to raise capacity from 50% to 80% and reduce person-to-person distancing to 3 feet (0.9 meters). Masks are still required indoors and for people in large crowds outdoors.

The governor, a Democrat, has set a June 1 target for lifting almost all coronavirus mitigation restrictions statewide. He has said mask mandates will remain in place indefinitely.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.


3 Vegas casinos fully opening after 80% worker vaccinations

People wore face masks, in July 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus as they played roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

LAS VEGAS >> Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas representatives said they gained approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board over the weekend to lift occupancy and physical distancing requirements and remove clear plastic separators from gambling tables.

&ldquoEmployees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment,&rdquo a Wynn Resorts statement said.

The board, which regulates casinos, set an 80% vaccination goal &mdash while Clark County lawmakers with jurisdiction over Las Vegas-area restaurants, stores and other businesses approved plans to allow 100% occupancy once 60% of eligible county residents get a vaccine shot.

State health officials today reported the Clark County first-dose public vaccination figure at almost 45.5%, with more than one in three people fully vaccinated.

At the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts, company spokesman Michael Weaver said the first- or single-dose employee vaccination rate reached 88%.

The Cosmopolitan said 80% of its more than 4,000 employees received at least a first dose of vaccine.

The company offered workers $1 million worth of bonuses to get shots, and reported a big jump in vaccinations in the past two weeks. It said the offer would continue until Saturday.

&ldquoWe believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,&rdquo William McBeath, Cosmopolitan president and CEO said in a news release.

The tourism and hospitality industry needs to demonstrate safety for visitors and guests, he said.

The Gaming Control Board typically does not release information about regulatory contact with licensees. Spokesman Michael Lawton declined today to say if other properties had been approved for 100% occupancy.

Officials contacted at Caesars Entertainment Inc., MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos did not provide similar announcements about capacity increases.

Several of those companies have opened employee vaccination clinics and encouraged workers and their families to get shots.

In the Cosmopolitan statement, Gaming Control Board Chairman J. Brin Gibson praised the company for &ldquosmart and swift action&rdquo and said regulators asked it &ldquoto share their methodology, strategy and success with the wider hospitality industry.&rdquo

Capacity limits were enacted when casinos reopened last June after being shuttered for nearly 12 weeks. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed emergency directives aimed at preventing people from gathering and spreading COVID-19.

Restrictions have been relaxed in phases as vaccinations have ramped up.

Last Saturday, all casinos and most businesses in Clark County, including the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor, were allowed to raise capacity from 50% to 80% and reduce person-to-person distancing to 3 feet (0.9 meters). Masks are still required indoors and for people in large crowds outdoors.

The governor, a Democrat, has set a June 1 target for lifting almost all coronavirus mitigation restrictions statewide. He has said mask mandates will remain in place indefinitely.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.


3 Vegas casinos fully opening after 80% worker vaccinations

People wore face masks, in July 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus as they played roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

LAS VEGAS >> Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas representatives said they gained approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board over the weekend to lift occupancy and physical distancing requirements and remove clear plastic separators from gambling tables.

&ldquoEmployees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment,&rdquo a Wynn Resorts statement said.

The board, which regulates casinos, set an 80% vaccination goal &mdash while Clark County lawmakers with jurisdiction over Las Vegas-area restaurants, stores and other businesses approved plans to allow 100% occupancy once 60% of eligible county residents get a vaccine shot.

State health officials today reported the Clark County first-dose public vaccination figure at almost 45.5%, with more than one in three people fully vaccinated.

At the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts, company spokesman Michael Weaver said the first- or single-dose employee vaccination rate reached 88%.

The Cosmopolitan said 80% of its more than 4,000 employees received at least a first dose of vaccine.

The company offered workers $1 million worth of bonuses to get shots, and reported a big jump in vaccinations in the past two weeks. It said the offer would continue until Saturday.

&ldquoWe believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,&rdquo William McBeath, Cosmopolitan president and CEO said in a news release.

The tourism and hospitality industry needs to demonstrate safety for visitors and guests, he said.

The Gaming Control Board typically does not release information about regulatory contact with licensees. Spokesman Michael Lawton declined today to say if other properties had been approved for 100% occupancy.

Officials contacted at Caesars Entertainment Inc., MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos did not provide similar announcements about capacity increases.

Several of those companies have opened employee vaccination clinics and encouraged workers and their families to get shots.

In the Cosmopolitan statement, Gaming Control Board Chairman J. Brin Gibson praised the company for &ldquosmart and swift action&rdquo and said regulators asked it &ldquoto share their methodology, strategy and success with the wider hospitality industry.&rdquo

Capacity limits were enacted when casinos reopened last June after being shuttered for nearly 12 weeks. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed emergency directives aimed at preventing people from gathering and spreading COVID-19.

Restrictions have been relaxed in phases as vaccinations have ramped up.

Last Saturday, all casinos and most businesses in Clark County, including the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor, were allowed to raise capacity from 50% to 80% and reduce person-to-person distancing to 3 feet (0.9 meters). Masks are still required indoors and for people in large crowds outdoors.

The governor, a Democrat, has set a June 1 target for lifting almost all coronavirus mitigation restrictions statewide. He has said mask mandates will remain in place indefinitely.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.


3 Vegas casinos fully opening after 80% worker vaccinations

People wore face masks, in July 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus as they played roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

LAS VEGAS >> Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas representatives said they gained approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board over the weekend to lift occupancy and physical distancing requirements and remove clear plastic separators from gambling tables.

&ldquoEmployees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment,&rdquo a Wynn Resorts statement said.

The board, which regulates casinos, set an 80% vaccination goal &mdash while Clark County lawmakers with jurisdiction over Las Vegas-area restaurants, stores and other businesses approved plans to allow 100% occupancy once 60% of eligible county residents get a vaccine shot.

State health officials today reported the Clark County first-dose public vaccination figure at almost 45.5%, with more than one in three people fully vaccinated.

At the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts, company spokesman Michael Weaver said the first- or single-dose employee vaccination rate reached 88%.

The Cosmopolitan said 80% of its more than 4,000 employees received at least a first dose of vaccine.

The company offered workers $1 million worth of bonuses to get shots, and reported a big jump in vaccinations in the past two weeks. It said the offer would continue until Saturday.

&ldquoWe believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,&rdquo William McBeath, Cosmopolitan president and CEO said in a news release.

The tourism and hospitality industry needs to demonstrate safety for visitors and guests, he said.

The Gaming Control Board typically does not release information about regulatory contact with licensees. Spokesman Michael Lawton declined today to say if other properties had been approved for 100% occupancy.

Officials contacted at Caesars Entertainment Inc., MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos did not provide similar announcements about capacity increases.

Several of those companies have opened employee vaccination clinics and encouraged workers and their families to get shots.

In the Cosmopolitan statement, Gaming Control Board Chairman J. Brin Gibson praised the company for &ldquosmart and swift action&rdquo and said regulators asked it &ldquoto share their methodology, strategy and success with the wider hospitality industry.&rdquo

Capacity limits were enacted when casinos reopened last June after being shuttered for nearly 12 weeks. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed emergency directives aimed at preventing people from gathering and spreading COVID-19.

Restrictions have been relaxed in phases as vaccinations have ramped up.

Last Saturday, all casinos and most businesses in Clark County, including the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor, were allowed to raise capacity from 50% to 80% and reduce person-to-person distancing to 3 feet (0.9 meters). Masks are still required indoors and for people in large crowds outdoors.

The governor, a Democrat, has set a June 1 target for lifting almost all coronavirus mitigation restrictions statewide. He has said mask mandates will remain in place indefinitely.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.


3 Vegas casinos fully opening after 80% worker vaccinations

People wore face masks, in July 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus as they played roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

LAS VEGAS >> Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas representatives said they gained approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board over the weekend to lift occupancy and physical distancing requirements and remove clear plastic separators from gambling tables.

&ldquoEmployees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment,&rdquo a Wynn Resorts statement said.

The board, which regulates casinos, set an 80% vaccination goal &mdash while Clark County lawmakers with jurisdiction over Las Vegas-area restaurants, stores and other businesses approved plans to allow 100% occupancy once 60% of eligible county residents get a vaccine shot.

State health officials today reported the Clark County first-dose public vaccination figure at almost 45.5%, with more than one in three people fully vaccinated.

At the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts, company spokesman Michael Weaver said the first- or single-dose employee vaccination rate reached 88%.

The Cosmopolitan said 80% of its more than 4,000 employees received at least a first dose of vaccine.

The company offered workers $1 million worth of bonuses to get shots, and reported a big jump in vaccinations in the past two weeks. It said the offer would continue until Saturday.

&ldquoWe believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,&rdquo William McBeath, Cosmopolitan president and CEO said in a news release.

The tourism and hospitality industry needs to demonstrate safety for visitors and guests, he said.

The Gaming Control Board typically does not release information about regulatory contact with licensees. Spokesman Michael Lawton declined today to say if other properties had been approved for 100% occupancy.

Officials contacted at Caesars Entertainment Inc., MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos did not provide similar announcements about capacity increases.

Several of those companies have opened employee vaccination clinics and encouraged workers and their families to get shots.

In the Cosmopolitan statement, Gaming Control Board Chairman J. Brin Gibson praised the company for &ldquosmart and swift action&rdquo and said regulators asked it &ldquoto share their methodology, strategy and success with the wider hospitality industry.&rdquo

Capacity limits were enacted when casinos reopened last June after being shuttered for nearly 12 weeks. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed emergency directives aimed at preventing people from gathering and spreading COVID-19.

Restrictions have been relaxed in phases as vaccinations have ramped up.

Last Saturday, all casinos and most businesses in Clark County, including the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor, were allowed to raise capacity from 50% to 80% and reduce person-to-person distancing to 3 feet (0.9 meters). Masks are still required indoors and for people in large crowds outdoors.

The governor, a Democrat, has set a June 1 target for lifting almost all coronavirus mitigation restrictions statewide. He has said mask mandates will remain in place indefinitely.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.


3 Vegas casinos fully opening after 80% worker vaccinations

People wore face masks, in July 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus as they played roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

LAS VEGAS >> Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas representatives said they gained approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board over the weekend to lift occupancy and physical distancing requirements and remove clear plastic separators from gambling tables.

&ldquoEmployees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment,&rdquo a Wynn Resorts statement said.

The board, which regulates casinos, set an 80% vaccination goal &mdash while Clark County lawmakers with jurisdiction over Las Vegas-area restaurants, stores and other businesses approved plans to allow 100% occupancy once 60% of eligible county residents get a vaccine shot.

State health officials today reported the Clark County first-dose public vaccination figure at almost 45.5%, with more than one in three people fully vaccinated.

At the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts, company spokesman Michael Weaver said the first- or single-dose employee vaccination rate reached 88%.

The Cosmopolitan said 80% of its more than 4,000 employees received at least a first dose of vaccine.

The company offered workers $1 million worth of bonuses to get shots, and reported a big jump in vaccinations in the past two weeks. It said the offer would continue until Saturday.

&ldquoWe believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,&rdquo William McBeath, Cosmopolitan president and CEO said in a news release.

The tourism and hospitality industry needs to demonstrate safety for visitors and guests, he said.

The Gaming Control Board typically does not release information about regulatory contact with licensees. Spokesman Michael Lawton declined today to say if other properties had been approved for 100% occupancy.

Officials contacted at Caesars Entertainment Inc., MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos did not provide similar announcements about capacity increases.

Several of those companies have opened employee vaccination clinics and encouraged workers and their families to get shots.

In the Cosmopolitan statement, Gaming Control Board Chairman J. Brin Gibson praised the company for &ldquosmart and swift action&rdquo and said regulators asked it &ldquoto share their methodology, strategy and success with the wider hospitality industry.&rdquo

Capacity limits were enacted when casinos reopened last June after being shuttered for nearly 12 weeks. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed emergency directives aimed at preventing people from gathering and spreading COVID-19.

Restrictions have been relaxed in phases as vaccinations have ramped up.

Last Saturday, all casinos and most businesses in Clark County, including the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor, were allowed to raise capacity from 50% to 80% and reduce person-to-person distancing to 3 feet (0.9 meters). Masks are still required indoors and for people in large crowds outdoors.

The governor, a Democrat, has set a June 1 target for lifting almost all coronavirus mitigation restrictions statewide. He has said mask mandates will remain in place indefinitely.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.


3 Vegas casinos fully opening after 80% worker vaccinations

People wore face masks, in July 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus as they played roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

LAS VEGAS >> Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas representatives said they gained approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board over the weekend to lift occupancy and physical distancing requirements and remove clear plastic separators from gambling tables.

&ldquoEmployees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment,&rdquo a Wynn Resorts statement said.

The board, which regulates casinos, set an 80% vaccination goal &mdash while Clark County lawmakers with jurisdiction over Las Vegas-area restaurants, stores and other businesses approved plans to allow 100% occupancy once 60% of eligible county residents get a vaccine shot.

State health officials today reported the Clark County first-dose public vaccination figure at almost 45.5%, with more than one in three people fully vaccinated.

At the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts, company spokesman Michael Weaver said the first- or single-dose employee vaccination rate reached 88%.

The Cosmopolitan said 80% of its more than 4,000 employees received at least a first dose of vaccine.

The company offered workers $1 million worth of bonuses to get shots, and reported a big jump in vaccinations in the past two weeks. It said the offer would continue until Saturday.

&ldquoWe believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,&rdquo William McBeath, Cosmopolitan president and CEO said in a news release.

The tourism and hospitality industry needs to demonstrate safety for visitors and guests, he said.

The Gaming Control Board typically does not release information about regulatory contact with licensees. Spokesman Michael Lawton declined today to say if other properties had been approved for 100% occupancy.

Officials contacted at Caesars Entertainment Inc., MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos did not provide similar announcements about capacity increases.

Several of those companies have opened employee vaccination clinics and encouraged workers and their families to get shots.

In the Cosmopolitan statement, Gaming Control Board Chairman J. Brin Gibson praised the company for &ldquosmart and swift action&rdquo and said regulators asked it &ldquoto share their methodology, strategy and success with the wider hospitality industry.&rdquo

Capacity limits were enacted when casinos reopened last June after being shuttered for nearly 12 weeks. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed emergency directives aimed at preventing people from gathering and spreading COVID-19.

Restrictions have been relaxed in phases as vaccinations have ramped up.

Last Saturday, all casinos and most businesses in Clark County, including the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor, were allowed to raise capacity from 50% to 80% and reduce person-to-person distancing to 3 feet (0.9 meters). Masks are still required indoors and for people in large crowds outdoors.

The governor, a Democrat, has set a June 1 target for lifting almost all coronavirus mitigation restrictions statewide. He has said mask mandates will remain in place indefinitely.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.


3 Vegas casinos fully opening after 80% worker vaccinations

People wore face masks, in July 2020, as a precaution against the coronavirus as they played roulette on the Fourth of July at the Strat hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

LAS VEGAS >> Some Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said today, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas representatives said they gained approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board over the weekend to lift occupancy and physical distancing requirements and remove clear plastic separators from gambling tables.

&ldquoEmployees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment,&rdquo a Wynn Resorts statement said.

The board, which regulates casinos, set an 80% vaccination goal &mdash while Clark County lawmakers with jurisdiction over Las Vegas-area restaurants, stores and other businesses approved plans to allow 100% occupancy once 60% of eligible county residents get a vaccine shot.

State health officials today reported the Clark County first-dose public vaccination figure at almost 45.5%, with more than one in three people fully vaccinated.

At the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts, company spokesman Michael Weaver said the first- or single-dose employee vaccination rate reached 88%.

The Cosmopolitan said 80% of its more than 4,000 employees received at least a first dose of vaccine.

The company offered workers $1 million worth of bonuses to get shots, and reported a big jump in vaccinations in the past two weeks. It said the offer would continue until Saturday.

&ldquoWe believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,&rdquo William McBeath, Cosmopolitan president and CEO said in a news release.

The tourism and hospitality industry needs to demonstrate safety for visitors and guests, he said.

The Gaming Control Board typically does not release information about regulatory contact with licensees. Spokesman Michael Lawton declined today to say if other properties had been approved for 100% occupancy.

Officials contacted at Caesars Entertainment Inc., MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos did not provide similar announcements about capacity increases.

Several of those companies have opened employee vaccination clinics and encouraged workers and their families to get shots.

In the Cosmopolitan statement, Gaming Control Board Chairman J. Brin Gibson praised the company for &ldquosmart and swift action&rdquo and said regulators asked it &ldquoto share their methodology, strategy and success with the wider hospitality industry.&rdquo

Capacity limits were enacted when casinos reopened last June after being shuttered for nearly 12 weeks. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed emergency directives aimed at preventing people from gathering and spreading COVID-19.

Restrictions have been relaxed in phases as vaccinations have ramped up.

Last Saturday, all casinos and most businesses in Clark County, including the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor, were allowed to raise capacity from 50% to 80% and reduce person-to-person distancing to 3 feet (0.9 meters). Masks are still required indoors and for people in large crowds outdoors.

The governor, a Democrat, has set a June 1 target for lifting almost all coronavirus mitigation restrictions statewide. He has said mask mandates will remain in place indefinitely.

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