"This is only common sense," Sisolak said at a press conference
in Las Vegas.
"In a time where people are getting sick from simply being near
others, this is not the time for gyms to remain open. This is
not the time for casinos to remain open. This is not a time for
community recreation centers, clubhouses, movie theaters and
malls to remain open."
Essential services, such as fire, police, transit, and health
care services would remain open. Sisolak also exempted
businesses that provide food, shelter, or social services for
disadvantaged populations from closing.
In response, companies including casino operator Caesars
Entertainment Corp <CZR.O> said they would temporarily shut down
"It has become clear that we must take this extreme action to
help contain the virus and protect the safety and well-being of
our team members and guests," said Caesars Entertainment Chief
Executive Officer Tony Rodio.
The highly contagious respiratory illness is on the rise in the
United States, with more than 6,400 people infected and at least
(Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter
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