Updated State COVID-19 mitigation measures go into effect Feb. 15

Reno, NV, USA, February 12, 2021

Public gatherings and some capacity limits can increase starting on Monday

The Regional Information Center is providing guidance to Washoe County residents and businesses regarding Governor Steve Sisolak’s Feb. 11, 2021 update on Nevada’s COVID-19 response efforts.

The following updates and timeline are based on the state’s current mitigation measures and are outlined in detail in the latest edition of Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery:

Starting Feb. 15, 2021

PUBLIC GATHERINGS & EVENTS

  • 100 individuals or 35% of fire code capacity, whichever is less, under strict social distancing requirements
  • Large Gathering Plans allowed for submission but cannot resume until March 1 and only if granted approval by applicable local health & state authorities

35% CAPACITY LIMIT

  • Food & Beverage Establishments: Restaurants, Bars, Pubs, Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries (those that serve food and those that do not)
  • Places of Worship
  • Gyms, Fitness Studios, Yoga Studios, Dance Studios, Martial Arts Studios & similar establishments
  • Gaming Floors
  • Arcades, Racetracks, Bowling Alleys, Mini-Golf, Pool Halls/Billiards Rooms, Amusement and Theme Parks & similar activities

50% CAPACITY LIMIT

  • Libraries, Museums, Art Galleries, Aquariums & Zoos
  • Retail Stores & Indoor Malls
  • Medicinal & Recreational Cannabis Establishments
  • Community/Recreational Centers (incl. public pools)

May operate under strict social distancing requirements and protocols established by existing Directives and/or guidance issued by the applicable regulatory body

  • Spas, Massage Therapy & Massage Establishments
  • Hair Salons, Barbershops, Nail Salons & businesses that provide Aesthetic Skin Services
  • Body Art & Piercing establishments

Starting March 15, 2021

PUBLIC GATHERINGS & EVENTS

  • 250 individuals or 50% of fire code capacity, whichever is less, under strict social distancing requirements
  • Large Gathering Plans allowed for submission/approval

50% CAPACITY LIMIT

  • Libraries, Museums, Art Galleries, Aquariums & Zoos
  • Retail Stores & Indoor Malls
  • Medicinal & Recreational Cannabis Establishments
  • Community/Recreational Centers (incl. public pools)
  • Food & Beverage Establishments: Restaurants, Bars, Pubs, Wineries Distilleries & Breweries (those that serve food and those that do not)
  • Places of Worship
  • Gyms, Fitness Studios, Yoga Studios, Dance Studios, Martial Arts Studios & similar establishments
  • Gaming Floors
  • Arcades, Racetracks, Bowling Alleys, Mini-Golf, Pool Halls/Billiards Rooms, Amusement and Theme Parks & similar activities

YOUTH & ADULT RECREATIONAL SPORTS

  • Tournaments allowed to resume if Preparedness & Safety Plan approved by applicable state authorities

May operate under strict social distancing requirements and protocols established by existing Directives and/or guidance issued by the applicable regulatory body

  • Spas, Massage Therapy & Massage Establishments
  • Hair Salons, Barbershops, Nail Salons & businesses that provide Aesthetic Skin Services
  • Body Art & Piercing establishments

Starting May 1, 2021

TRANSITION TO LOCAL AUTHORITY

  • Public Gatherings & Events
  • Libraries, Museums, Art galleries, Aquariums & Zoos
  • Retail Stores & Indoor Malls
  • Medicinal & Recreational Cannabis Establishments
  • Community/Recreational Centers (incl. public pools)
  • Food & Beverage Establishments: Restaurants, Bars, Pubs, Wineries Distilleries & Breweries (those that serve food and those that do not)
  • Places of Worship
  • Gyms, Fitness Studios, Yoga Studios, Dance Studios, Martial Arts Studios & similar establishments
  • Gaming Floors
  •  Arcades, Racetracks, Bowling Alleys, Mini-Golf, Pool Halls/Billiards Rooms, Amusement and Theme Parks & similar activities

MUST OPERATE ACCORDING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEVADA CANNABIS COMPLIANCE BOARD

  • Medicinal & Recreational Cannabis Establishments

MUST OPERATE ACCORDING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEVADA GAMING CONTROL BOARD

  • Gaming Floors

May operate under strict social distancing requirements and protocols established by existing Directives and/or guidance issued by the applicable regulatory body

  • Spas, Massage Therapy & Massage Establishments
  • Hair Salons, Barbershops, Nail salons & Businesses that provide Aesthetic Skin Services
  • Body art & piercing establishments

Statewide directives that will remain in place to mitigate the spread will include, but not be limited to: face covering mandate and social distancing safety protocols.

For more information on State COVID-19 directives, visit the Nevada COVID-19 Response website.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, https://covid19washoe.com/, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.

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