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PHOTO GALLERY: Coronavirus Impacts Life In Las Vegas


Chris Smith

A look south on Las Vegas Boulevard to nearly empty streets and sidewalks due to the mandatory shutdown of all non-essential businesses in the State of Nevada in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered casinos and non-essential businesses to shutdown as the potentially deadly coronavirus spreads.

The usually bustling Las Vegas Strip is now nearly deserted. In some ways, it looks nothing like our city, but in other ways, life goes on. 

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Phil Burger

A sign sits in window reminding people to stay home.


Brent Holmes

The sidewalk in front of the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel-Casino nearly empty March, 17, 2020.


Chris Smith

A closed park in Las Vegas.


Brent Holmes

The courtyard outside Caesars Palace March 17, 2020


Brent Holmes

The back end of Cornish Pasty in downtown Las Vegas where they are filling to-go orders.


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Coronavirus curbside testing at UNLV.


Brent Holmes

The gaming floor at Caesars Palace March 17, 2020


Brent Holmes

Bicyclists take a rare ride down the nearly empty Las Vegast Strip.


Chris Smith

A lone car drives down Harmon Avenue, looking west towards the Vdara. The majority of the businesses on the Las Vegas Strip were forced to close for 30 days, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.


(AP Photo/John Locher)

People prepare places to sleep in area marked by painted boxes on the ground of a parking lot at a makeshift camp for the homeless Monday, March 30, 2020, in Las Vegas. Officials opened part of a parking lot as a makeshift homeless shelter after a local shelter closed when a man staying there tested positive for the coronavirus. 


Chris Smith

The east entrance to New York - New York Hotel and Casino is adorned with closure notices due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Chris Smith

Subway clearly displays their guidelines on the doors to the restaurant. They are one of the few business still allowed to operate on the Las Vegas Strip, during the coronavirus outbreak.


Brent Holmes

With nearly empty sidewalks, rollerskaters can roll down the Las Vegas Strip.


Chris Smith

A hotel employee sits atop the escalator cleaning the rail. Escalators, vacant of pedestrians are seen up and down the Las Vegas strip after the closure of the Hotel and Casinos due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Chris Smith

Taxis line up outside of the Tropicana Las Vegas, in hopes to pick-up a fare from one of the few remaining visitors in the city.


Chris Smith

A group of cyclists ride past the new stadium on Hacienda Ave. March 19, 2020.


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Construction continues on Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, as The Las Vegas Strip and all other non-essential businesses remain closed due to the coronavirus.


Chris Smith

A note on business in downtown Las Vegas.


Chris Smith

A medical assistant, who identified herself as Adrienne M., sits outside to screen patients at an OptumCare general practice office off of Pecos Rd. In Henderson. March 20, 2020


Chris Smith

Palace Station Hotel - Casino sign displays a #vegasstronger message, evoking the city's last turbulent time, the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting.


(AP Photo/John Locher)

People wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation and its partner organizations, like the One-Stop Career Center, have seen an increase in traffic due to the coronavirus. 


(AP Photo/John Locher)

A woman cleans a handrail near the Aria hotel-casino which will be closing due to the coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts will close their Las Vegas properties as of March 17 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 


Brent Holmes

A nearly empty Main Street in downtown Las Vegas.


Brent Holmes

While we've been told to practice social distancing to avoid spreading the coronavirus, some people have no choice. These men are lined up for food and possibly shelter outside Catholic Charities downtown. 


Brent Holmes

The porte cochere at the Venetian hotel-casino


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The empty streets of downtown Las Vegas.


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The empty parking lot at the Paris hotel-casino


Chris Smith

Words of encouragement on a boarded up shop in downtown Las Vegas.


Chris Smith

A vacant East Fremont street. Only one business remains open, on this stretch of road, Flippin' Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer is offering take-out orders.


Chris Smith

A downtown pizzeria says goodbye to diners for 30 days. 


Brent Holmes

An area of the Las Vegas Strip normally bustling with tourists is empty.


Brent Holmes

The Las Vegas Strip is nearly empty of cars, tourists and workers.


Brent Holmes

The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign still glows but signs warn people to practice social distancing.

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