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Wet Republic Temporarily Closes After Health Department Investigates Coronavirus Case

Plus more dayclub and nightclub temporary closings

A pool party scene
Wet Republic Ultra Pool
Hakkasan Group [Official Site]

The Southern Nevada Health District is investigating a suspected case novel coronavirus in an employee at Wet Republic Ultra Pool, the dayclub at the MGM Grand. The staff member self-quarantined and is recovering at home. The dayclub temporarily closes as a preventive measure.

Hakkasan Group, the parent company of Wet Republic, says the health department notified it on March 12 that it was investigating a presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) involving an individual who is an employee of Wet Republic.

“The safety and well-being of guests and employees remains our top priority, and we are temporarily pausing operations at Wet Republic until further notice,” Hakkasan Group says in a email to Eater Vegas.

Hakkasan also says that it is closing all of its Las Vegas venues temporarily, and its corporate offices for one week. That includes Jewel Nightclub and Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria, Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace, Hakkasan Restaurant and Nightclub and Level Up at the MGM Grand, Searsucker at Caesars Palace.

“We have learned that one of our employees has tested presumptively positive for COVID-19. The safety and well-being of our guests and employees has always been and will remain our top priority. Due to the unforeseeable ongoing impact of the COVID-19 virus we will temporarily suspend all our Las Vegas venue operations until further notice. We will also be closing our corporate office for one week. Our intention is to resume operations, pending further developments. In coordination with all recommended health and safety protocols from the Southern Nevada Health District, we will be continuing a professional deep cleaning and sanitation process of all Las Vegas venues.”

Vital Vegas initially tweeted the internal Wet Republic document informing staff.

UPDATES: MGM Resorts just announced that all nightclubs and day clubs will temporarily close.

Daylight Beach Club and Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay confirm that they are temporarily closing as of today.

Drai’s closed its nightclub, dayclub, and after hours at The Cromwell temporarily.

Downtown’s The Bunkhouse Saloon closes temporarily.

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Tao Nightclub at the Venetian temporarily close. Additionally, Lavo’s Saturday Party Brunch and Sunday Endless Brunch at the Palazzo are currently suspended. Beauty & Essex, Lavo and Tao Asian Bistro remain open under normal operations.

Wet Republic just went through a major renovation to open pool season last weekend.

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Tao Asian Bistro

3377 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-388-8338 Visit Website

Beauty & Essex

3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 737-0707 Visit Website

Mandalay Bay

3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89119 (702) 632-7777 Visit Website

The Bunkhouse Saloon

124 S 11th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 384-4536 Visit Website

Lavo Italian Restaurant & Lounge

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 791-1800 Visit Website

Hakkasan Restaurant

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-7888 Visit Website

Tao Nightclub

3355 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-388-8588 Visit Website

Drai's After Hours

3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-737-7801

Searsucker Las Vegas

3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 866-1800 Visit Website

JEWEL Nightclub

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89158 (702) 590-8000 Visit Website

Wet Republic Ultra Pool

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-3563 Visit Website

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub

Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 333-9000 Visit Website

LIGHT Nightclub

3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 693-8300 Visit Website

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MGM Grand

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (877) 880-0880 Visit Website

Liquid Pool Lounge

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 590-9979 Visit Website


3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89119 (702) 632-4700 Visit Website

Omnia Nightclub

3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 785-6200 Visit Website


3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 891-7888 Visit Website

Drai's Beachclub & Nightclub

3595 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 777-3800 Visit Website