Due to the declining reported bat plague death rate in Nevada, the governor has announced that fire-code occupancy limits for bars and restaurants, including strip clubs, will be eased throughout the state. On February 15, clubs that are currently limited to 25% of capacity, will be allowed to operate at 35% capacity. Assuming the death rates do not rise, on March 15, the capacity limit will go to 50%.
On May 1, again assuming no rise in bat plague horror stories, the fire-code capacity limits will be set by individual counties and cities in the state. As Las Vegas mayor, Carolyn Goodman, was very opposed to restrictions on Las Vegas businesses, this could mean that the clubs will open up with far fewer restrictions on May 1. That is, unless Clark County authorities feel differently and have more clout than our mayor. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how it goes. I wouldn’t advise making big travel plans yet.
Note: Technically, “strip clubs” are not allowed to be open at all right now, but half a dozen have opened as “bikini bars,” so they will have their capacity limits raised along with other bars. There has been no word from the governor about strip clubs being allowed to open ever. We’re hoping that the new timeline that will allow cities and counties to take charge of Covid restrictions on May 1 will see strip clubs finally being allowed to open as strip clubs.
The four clubs that were temporarily shut down on Super Bowl Sunday — Rhino, Hustler, Minks, and Play It Again Sam — were shut down for violating Covid restrictions, including allowing dancers to perform topless. So, don’t get your hopes up about being allowed to see titties in Vegas before May 1.