Gaming Control Issues Reminder Regarding Pools

Volume: 20 | Issue: 21
March 25, 2021

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has issued a reminder to licensees regarding the COVID-19 mitigation measures required for the operation of pools. The Board specifically highlights the following requirements:

  • Pool area capacity must be limited to a maximum occupancy of 50% based on listed fire code capacity, subject to social distancing requirements, which may significantly reduce the maximum capacity of a venue. Licensees are cautioned that if social distancing in the pool area cannot be maintained at 50% of listed fire code capacity, capacity must be reduced accordingly to meet the social distancing requirement.
  • Except for persons residing in the same household, a minimum of six feet of social distancing is required in the pool, on the pool deck, and any other areas at the pool facility. Additionally, pool seating should be configured in a manner to allow for appropriate distancing.
  • Patrons must wear face coverings at all times unless actively eating, drinking, or in the pool.
  • Hot tubs must remain closed.

Gaming Control cautions that while COVID-19 positivity rates are trending down, many individuals in the hospitality workforce remain unvaccinated. Given the continued presence of COVID-19 and its variants, which are significantly more contagious than the original virus, the Board urges licensees to carefully adhere to mitigation measures in all areas of operations, including pools.

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