How will the entertainment capital of the world look tomorrow and beyond?
As we move further into the summer of 2020, we have and are still enduring a global pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the lives of those on our planet.
It has destroyed lives, ended lives, and has created struggles that no one that we know of today could have foreseen. Speculation as to who, when, where, and how this virus was let loose on the planet still moves through the minds of many.
What’s important for us right now is to stay safe, stay healthy, and stay motivated. The numbers of infected and deaths from COVID19 in Las Vegas as far as we know have dropped and continue to decline. But what exactly does mean for Las Vegas and the world? One must remember that the Coronavirus is still a threat as it is believed to be mutating, affecting children with illnesses outside of the symptoms that we’ve seen, and at the very least is still very contagious.
Having said that, consider that those that would normally frequent entertainment venues that have underlying illnesses, are retirement age, and/or those that simply fear getting ill from the virus are removed from the statistics. The challenge is to fill the seats but at the same time having to monitor that activity for enforcement of social distancing. Handling that as a hospitality entity will most certainly be challenging.
Social distancing, resolving disputes, and superior guest service with a mask on will be the first and foremost hurdle to overcome. We now have reopening guidelines from both the Nevada Gaming Control Board as well as the corporate guidelines outlined by various companies.