LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 22: The area in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, where tourists often line up to take photos, is shown empty as most businesses in the area are closed as a result of the statewide shutdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus across the United States on March 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Friday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered a mandatory shutdown of most nonessential businesses in the state until April 16 to help combat the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Testing for the new coronavirus is due to start Thursday for the first of tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino employees being tapped for job callbacks before resorts reopen. State gambling regulators have not given the go-ahead or a date for the lifting the closure of all gambling establishments in Nevada. But several casino companies, tourism, hospital and union officials announced Tuesday that testing will start with scheduled appointments for notified employees at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Employees will not be charged a fee.