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Bars excited to reopen, doctors encourage continued COVID-19 precautions

Posted at 9:50 PM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 12:36:16-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Bars in Clark County are excited to reopen their doors again Sunday night after getting the green light from the state’s COVID-19 task force.

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As part, bars will be required to restrict capacity to 50% and comply with the mask mandate.

Chris Scarpulla, the owner of The Great American Pub, is eager to reopen the bar.

“The process has been a lot of teamwork, a lot of people pulling together and working hard to get to this point,” said Scarpulla.

Bars had been ordered to remain closed for most of the pandemic.

Back on July 10, Gov. Sisolak ordered bars in certain counties to return to phase one.

“Hopefully now with this change with bar tops open people understand that all the bars are open as well,” said Scarpulla.

As conditions improve in Nevada, bar owners certainly don’t want another reversal of reopening.

In Europe, a resurgence of cases is being blamed on "pandemic fatigue" by medical professionals.

Dr. Constantine George says pandemic fatigue comes from those itching to get out, and not taking the pandemic seriously.

Dr. George says the fatigue can be avoided in Nevada if we all do our part.

“When you go out it’s easy to let those things go and forget what you have to do,” said Dr. George.

“Don’t let your guard down, maintain that social distancing, wash your hands. If you stay in touch with those basic elements you can still go out and enjoy yourself.”

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