After the four day testing period, the data collected showed that visitors had returned to every US state except for Maine. This could be highly dangerous for the entire country as if Las Vegas becomes a contact point, millions of more Americans could be infected with the virus due to travel and activities in Las Vegas.
“People have been highly mobile, and as a result, it makes sense why we see the continuation of the surge,” commented Oscar Alleyne, Chief Program Officer of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. America's unwillingness to shut down and quarantine nationally is the reason the country has been hit so hard.
Nevada's gaming regulators put multiple COVID-19 requirements and restrictions in place in order to get the casinos up and running. This has proven not to be enough, as the virus continues to spread. Once the US has a contract placement program in place, only time will tell how many people contracted the virus on or around the Strip.
There are currently over 50,000 COVID-19 cases in Clark County. That may look as if they have successfully begun to flatten the curve, however, with so much traffic coming in and out of the County, Las Vegas is potentially spreading the virus around the US.