CARSON CITY — This week Nevada’s COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force approved plans submitted by Clark and Elko counties to reopen drinking establishments on Sunday, Sept. 20 by 11:59 p.m.
Increased enforcement efforts will be in place to ensure bars, pubs, taverns, breweries, distilleries and wineries are following the safety measures in place, including masks for customers and staff and a 50% capacity limit.
Both Clark and Elko counties remain on the state’s list of those with elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19. That list also includes Lyon and Mineral counties, which were just added to the list. Eureka, Churchill and Washoe Counties were removed from the list after no longer meeting two of the three criteria for elevated risk of transmission, according to the Task Force.
Drinking establishments in Washoe County reopened earlier this week after a coalition of bar owners worked with government and health officials to create a plan for reopening safely.
The Task Force reiterated that all counties — regardless of risk level — must maintain the statewide baseline mitigation measures, including wearing face coverings, limits on gathering sizes and capacity in businesses.
More information about the task force can be found online on the Nevada Health Response page at nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/, under “News and Information” and “COVID Task Force Assessment.”