Vegas Room Rates Slashed Amid Virus Closures

And what is still open and available for fun in the Resort and Casino destination! 

Updated: March 14, 2020

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Vegas Strip COVID-19 Virus Precautions

Vegas Wash Hands
First line of defense.

But should you visit Las Vegas during the CoronaVirus Pandemic? What’s closed and what’s open?

Whether to travel during a pandemic is of course a personal choice and determining risks is not for this website, however, Las Vegas Strip Resorts have taken precautions to prevent an outbreak among its guests.

  • Increased cleaning of hard surfaces
  • Casinos employing non-evasive body temperature cameras.
  • Increased sick-leave for any employee and their families to encourage workers to stay home with symptoms.

Source: 8newsnow, fox5Vegas

Las Vegas Buffets still open?

As of March 14, the following resort operators have announced buffet closures:

  • MGM Resorts ( MGM Grand, Aria, Mirage, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, Luxor )
  • Wynn Resorts ( Wynn Hotel )

Caesars Resorts currently hasn’t announced closures of any buffets or restaurants, which include the following resorts:

Las Vegas Nightclubs, Shows still open?

Unfortunately, most large gatherings such as those that occur in nightclubs and shows will be closed. Check with the specific hotel for more information.

A list of canceled shows can be found at the LVRJ – List of Las Vegas concerts, shows that have been canceled or postponed

Goat at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas
Mountain Goat on a trail at Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas does offer a host of other activities than what is found in the crowded confines of the strip and March-April is a beautiful time of the year. Sunny, but not too hot!

Consider a trip to Red Rock Canyon, just a 30-minute drive from the strip. There you can breath fresh air among a gorgeous backdrop of Southwest scenery.

Is the Las Vegas Strip a Ghost Town?

Strip view toward Bellagio midnight, March 14


There will always be discount shoppers and furloughed workers willing to brave the Corona Virus pandemic for a stress-free vacation in America’s #1 Resort and Casino destination!

Gaming during pandemic

Gaming is mostly open. Slot machines, craps, blackjack, and all your favorite games remain available and some lucky dealers are still coming to work to entertain Las Vegas’s visitors.

Most casinos are supplying Purell on the games and ramping up cleaning efforts.

One note is the Racing and Sports Books. While open, there just isn’t much to bet on!

Shopping during pandemic

Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton at Wynn Hotel

Shops remain open!

World’s largest Gift Shop

Sight-seeing during pandemic

Sights remain open! Recommended:

  • Bellagio Conservatory
  • Bellagio Fountains
  • Freemont Street Experience

Driving from Southern California?

Consider this pandemic-free Mojave desert side trip.

Kelso Museum
The Kelso Museum in the middle of the Mojave desert.

Other marked-down Las Vegas Strip Room Rates

Treasure Island$140 $65

Venetian$550 $138