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Washoe's new plan would keep social distancing until June 1

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Apr 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-30 17:46:02-04

RENO (AP) — Washoe County will be Nevada's only county that won't assume full local control of COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday.

But the district health officer said Thursday many Reno-Sparks businesses would be allowed to operate at full capacity as early as next week under a pending revised plan if they have enough space to still comply with the 6-foot distance requirement.


Kevin Dick expects the county commission to approve the revised plan Monday with state approval to follow quickly.

A state task force has approved plans for all other counties.

In Las Vegas, capacity limits will increase Saturday to 80% and social distancing will be reduced to 3 feet.