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Nevada governor signs directive to adjust state COVID-19 restrictions on Feb. 15

Posted at 5:52 PM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 12:58:03-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On. Feb. 15, COVID-19 restrictions will begin to loosen across Nevada.

Monday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Emergency Directive 037 to adjust statewide standards on gatherings and other areas.

Capacity limits at several businesses are moving from 25% to 35%.

That includes bars and restaurants, gyms, gaming floors, and places of worship.

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Reservations will no longer be required at bars and restaurants.

Libraries, museums, aquariums, and zoos can soon operate at 50% capacity.

Starting on Feb. 15 public gatherings and events will be capped at 100 people.

And plans for large gatherings can be submitted to the state for approval.

The next big date on the calendar is March 15 when almost all businesses are slated to hit 50% capacity.

The governor says he hopes to transition most of the restriction decisions back to local control by May 1st.

Sisolak says the statewide mask mandate and social distancing requirements will remain in place.