Nevada Has Done Well…
So far on this virus. But now they are talking about opening and you can feel the activity in the air. In fact, in downtown Vegas, the city has closed off a couple blocks of roads, one in the art district and one down near Fremont Street and set it up with tables under umbrellas for diners to eat outside from restaurants close by. The city did this. Cool idea. More cities should do such a thing.
Kris and I have gotten take-out the last three nights from our favorite restaurants to help them. It’s going to be a struggle for all restaurants, that’s for sure.
Tonight, around 11 pm, I was out for a walk and headed down to Fremont Street area. Lots of activity, even though the covered part of the street was still closed off and the casinos and hotels not open yet. But all the restaurants on both ends of Fremont were open and had customers.
And the bikes. Wow, everywhere people were out riding bikes. It was a nice, warm evening and the streets had very few cars, but it looked like a bike rally. Everyone having fun.
Earlier today I headed off to the grocery store, gloves and mask firmly in place. Got up to the checkout line and the cashier was behind a screen and had a mask and gloves on, but the kid doing the bagging had his mask down on his neck and no gloves. I watched him bag the guy’s groceries in front of me, then when I got to the checker I said, fairly loudly (in my annoyed voice), “I would like to bag my own groceries. That kid doesn’t have gloves or a mask on and I would rather he not touch my groceries.”
The manager of the store was on the register behind me and snapped around and gave the kid a look. Got a hunch I got him fired because another bagger came over quickly and told the kid to go to the back. The other bagger had gloves and a mask on and I thanked him for helping me.
People here have been great, but that kid today was the first of a number of times I have seen people starting to relax. And about half the customers in the store had masks, the others didn’t, but everyone was keeping good distance.
Casinos and hotels should be opening in a week or two. Numbers are right, but got a hunch that opening will be open/close/open for a while through the summer. Our governor and the gambling commission will have no problem pulling plugs if there are hot spots.
So hope everyone is staying safe. Don’t fall asleep at the wheel on this. I would hate to lose more friends than I already have.