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What Will Las Vegas Look Like Post Pandemic Lock Down?

After more than seventy days locked down Las Vegas is finally open but may not feel familiar to those who visit regularly. The following is just a taste of what post-lockdown Vegas looks like.

All casino resorts will have many hand sanitizing stations throughout their properties upon reopening. Casinos and resorts will also offer free face masks. As you might suspect, many of these will be branded. Some of the more upscale resorts like New York-New York and the Bellagio will offer actual hand washing stations with soap, water and towels.

New sings will recommend but not require guests to wear masks, but masks will be required for employees.
Some resorts are expected to enact other precautions. Wynn Resorts, for example, will be using thermal cameras at their entrances to intercept patrons with fevers. The Venetian has a 25 person team of Emergency Medical Technicians on standby to help any guest that needs immediate medical attention.

Perhaps a surprise to some but most hotels are expected to reopen with pool access. Some will likely have reduced schedules. However, if you are looking forward to the infamous pool parties Vegas is known for you are likely to be disappointed as these parties are not expected to come back any time soon.

Some changes most will view as a good thing. To reduce long lines for check-in many resorts will roll out keyless entry programs. Additionally, free parking is expected to be a returning perk in Vegas. Free parking had slowly fallen out of fashion over the last couple years in Vegas while it had been a long-time amenity.

Nightclubs, shows and many spas will continue to be closed indefinitely.

Housekeeping will now be subject to the standards of the CDC, Southern Nevada Health District, the World Health Organization and the local gaming control board.

Posted by Jody Victor's Crew on

Four Prescriptions for Keeping Healthy on Vacation

For those of us unlucky enough to have experienced illness during a vacation, there is no doubt we would warn others about how being ill while on vacation and especially during travel is especially uncomfortable. Combine that with the unfamiliarity of a new place and you’ve got a recipe for stress and disaster.

Keeping in mind simple things like sticking to bottled water, avoiding over indulging in especially unusual foods, and washing your hands regularly can go a long way in avoiding illness on your next vacation.

Though each vacation is a celebration and an extra glass of wine may sound like a great idea at the time, the aftermath may leave one stuck in a hotel room or not enjoying their R&R to the fullest. If you have several adult beverages in an evening, have a glass of water before you go to bed.

Depending on your destination, checking out warnings about widespread illness or water conditions at the CDC’s website www.cdc.gov/travel and the Department of State’s website on Travel http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html might let you avoid unnecessary illness. For some destinations, immunizations may be required or at least a good idea.

Make sure you bring plenty of your prescription and over-the-counter medications. Familiar brands and dosages may not be available in some destinations and getting a prescription filled may not be possible or at the least a hassle.

Finally, sleep. Most of us want to make the most of our time off and see and do as much as possible. Over simple fatigue can make one surprisingly more susceptible to illness. Especially when dealing with jet lag, taking the time to get some proper rest during the first twenty-four hours of your vacation and through out your stay will help one stay healthy and feel mentally aware and emotionally fit to enjoy their vacation to the fullest.

Happy travels and stay healthy!
Jody Victor