LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Bars in Clark and Elko counties will be allowed to open their doors for the first time in months at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
The allowance comes just in time for Raiders fans to gather and watch the team's first-ever home game in Allegiant Stadium since the stadium will be empty to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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Bars will be required to limit capacity to 50% and comply with the mandatory mask mandate to further help prevent the virus's spread.
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Gov. Steve Sisolak issued the following statement in response to the recent actions related to reopenings taken by the Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force:
“I am beyond thrilled that the hard work of Nevada’s residents and businesses has resulted in our COVID-19 data trending in a positive direction, allowing the Task Force to lift restrictions on bars in counties that previously had these mitigation measures in place due to their transmission risk levels.
I have consistently been in support of safely lifting restrictions and reopening areas of our economic and social life based on improvements in our data, in addition to strong participation and enforcement plans from local governments. The work completed by the Task Force over previous weeks, in addition to their recent actions, represent the State’s commitment to a transparent process, a safe reopening, and coordinated partnerships with our local governments.
I want to thank the Task Force and local governments for their work toward helping to accomplish our overall goal: safely lift restrictions based on data so our businesses can succeed and our workers can get back on the job.”
Clark County also released regional protocols here.