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Wynn CEO: Coronavirus lockdown in Las Vegas should be partially lifted in May
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The head of Wynn Resorts is calling on Nevada's governor to begin to reopen parts of the state's economy in early May, roughly two months after the state's businesses came to a grinding halt in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
In a detailed report titled “Wynn Las Vegas Health & Sanitation Program", the company's CEO Matt Maddox says the state can begin to safely reopen businesses, including the Las Vegas Strip, with extensive safety precautions in place.
The report comes just days after President Trump gave governors a road map for recovering from the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic, laying out “a phased and deliberate approach” to restoring normal activity in places that have strong testing and are seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases.
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"Begin with reduced occupancy, physical distancing measures in place, temperature checks and no large gatherings," Maddox wrote in the report, adding, "We all need to wear a mask. Wearing a mask is uncomfortable; however, it will allow our economy to reopen faster."