The Nevada COVID Activity Pressure approves Clark County’s plans to extend capability to 80 %
Clark County is expected to reopen to 80 percent capacity on May 1 after the state approves local COVID-19 mitigation and enforcement plans.
The state’s COVID-19 Response Director, Caleb Cage, gave Clark County’s approval on Tuesday. This officially announced that businesses in Las Vegas and Henderson could reopen with 80 percent of fire safety capacity and that social distance was reduced from six feet to three feet. This helps smaller restaurants that couldn’t reach 50 percent capacity while spreading out tables on six foot distancing logs. Nightclubs, adult entertainment options, and self-service buffets may also reopen.
The state still has a mandatory mask order indoors and when social distancing cannot be maintained outdoors.
Governor Steve Sisolak moved COVID-19 mitigation and enforcement to the counties after Nevada was at 50 percent occupancy on March 15. He hopes that Nevada will be 100 percent full again by June 1st and without restrictions.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board also approved Clark County casinos to expand capacity to 80 percent on May 1.
On May 1st, restaurants can increase the number of seats from six to twelve per table and from two to four at a bar. Patios can already be used to 100 percent.
The news could get even better if at least 60 percent of Clark County’s 1.8 million eligible residents receive at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccinations and both average 14-day test positivity stays at 5 percent or less and weekly cases persist remain below 1,150 cases. Then the county plans to lift all capacity and social distancing restrictions. Approximately 46.5 percent of eligible Clark County residents received at least one dose of vaccine as of Tuesday.
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