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Low COVID-19 transmission rate leads to Esmeralda County dropping mask mandate

Posted at 7:33 AM, Oct 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-22 10:33:05-04

ESMERALDA COUNTY (KTNV) — Face coverings are no longer required in parts of western Nevada.

The mask mandate in Esmeralda County is lifting today due to the county's low COVID-19 transmission rates.

Nevada Health Response says the county has kept the transmission rate low for two weeks.

As of 2019, the reported population of Esmeralda County was 969 people.