The Governor of Nevada  announced that the  “COVID Pause,”   will extend for another 30 days, until mid-February, the current “pause” on easing social distancing guidelines and restrictions on business operations aimed at mitigating virus spread. That pause had been set to end Friday.   The extension comes as the state’s COVID-19 infections surpassed 250,000, with 3,500 deaths.
               “At the time I announced these measures, I called it a “pause,” because I truly hoped they would only have to last for a short period,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said in a news briefing Monday announcing the changes. “However, we remain at an all-time high, and due to Christmas and New Year’s, our case numbers are likely to increase over the coming weeks.”
               This means,  among other things,  that Casino Floors, Restaurants and Shows will remain at 25% occupancy on the Las Vegas Strip.