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Southern Nevada Health District sets limits on large events as COVID-19 cases rise

Posted at 5:43 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 20:55:50-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Southern Nevada Health District reports it has developed a set of parameters when it comes to approval of large events in Clark County as coronavirus cases are once again on the rise.

Friday, public health indicators were trending upwards with a 7-day average number of new COVID-19 cases at 569. Therefore, prompting the district to set parameters on such events.

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The SNHD said it recommends events with less than 1,000 attendees to move forward for possible approval by the appropriate state agency, with the caveat that these events could be postponed or canceled if conditions deteriorate.

But the district also said that it does not recommend approval for events with more than 1,000 attendees until three consecutive days of all parameters are found to be in the green and not trending toward surveillance capacity.

Large gathering plans are approved by the Division of Industrial Relations after review by the health district and other local jurisdictions, according to SNHD.

The health district's parameters for approval of large events can be viewed here.