On Thursday afternoon, 53-year-old Lynn Rocha walked into a casino on the Las Vegas Strip and sat down at a slot machine.
People were raucously drinking and smoking around her, without face masks—seemingly unaware or unconcerned about the coronavirus pandemic—Rocha told The Daily Beast on Monday.
Rocha said her husband works the graveyard shift at a casino, and she wanted to go for a walk to see how different establishments on the Strip handled the city’s signature industry reopening after an historic 78-day COVID-19 shutdown.
“It was rather scary to see that people were not following the guidelines,” said Rocha, who said the woman at a slot machine next to her was “cursing at the machine, drinking, smoking, and sweating” without a face mask. “She was angry and kept wiping her face,” Rocha added. After the woman got up, “I looked around to see if any employee