We’ve been Staying Safe here in Nevada for well over a year now. Most of you are already out and about, and Nevada’s reopening is pretty close to the full “pre-pause measures” we experienced before 2020. With a few exceptions…
Summer is on the way out here in Vegas. Concerts are happening, social gatherings are in full bloom and much is open. Governor Sisolak has updated the mask policy for Las Vegas and all of Clark County, it went into effect on Friday, July 30th, 2021.
The current directive aligns with a new recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The directive includes a three-day grace period that gives businesses and residents until 12:01 a.m. Friday to comply.
The state’s mandate does not apply to participants in certain activities or events, including athletes, performers and musicians.
Below are updates for the State of Nevada related to the updated CDC guidance:
- The State of Nevada neither requires nor prohibits private entities from confirming vaccination status of individuals. Employers and organizations are encouraged to post signage with the latest CDC mask guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests.
- Private entities and organizations may have mask policies that are more restrictive than the CDC guidance. Workers should consult with their employers regarding workplace COVID-19 safety protocols.
Nevada’s Reopening in full swing
Here are the current measures in place:
Capacity restrictions in Clark County are currently no more than 80% occupancy based on applicable fire code; AND social distancing requirements in Clark County will be reduced to 3 feet.
These requirements in Clark County will be removed when: • 60% of the eligible population in Clark County has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Note: Eligible population is ages 16 and older.
Large gatherings will be limited to no more than 250 individuals or 50 percent of fire code capacity, whichever is less, under strict social distancing requirements.
Buffets are now allowed to open if safety protocols are followed.
To be safe, you should still bring a mask with you. If you are flying here, you had to wear one on your flight anyway. Most all of Vegas is now mask-free, but some things will still require it and it’s not worth ruining your day over.
“May 1 marks the date where we hope to reach our ultimate goal of transitioning mitigation management to local authority.” – Governor Steve Sisolak
Governor Sisolak has created the Mitigation and Management Task Force (the “Mitigation Task Force”) which will be delegated the authority to implement and enforce the provisions of the New Normal Plan statewide.On a weekly basis, the task force will continue to communicate with leadership from the counties flagged for elevated risk, and work to implement an action plan. They will also be authorized to enforce the action plans put in place and/or provide penalties to those businesses that aren’t in compliance.
Nevada’s moratorium on evictions will also apply to tenants who can’t pay their rent but will not bar all evictions. Exceptions include lease breaches, unlawful activity and nuisance issues. The State moratorium is extended until the end of July. The CDC announced the extension of the federal evictions moratorium Monday. The goal of the State extension is to allow for the counties and courts to offer faster help in the forms of eviction mediation or rental assistance when notices are filed. The moratorium will not be extended past the end of July.
Nevada’s Reopening: What’s happening now
Just as the State has operated since the start of the pandemic, the State will remain flexible and if situations change, the State will adjust. Above is the most current information regarding Las Vegas, and the full list of the mitigation measures can be found online at NVHealthResponse.nv.gov.
Please continue to spend time outdoors, as we have been encouraged to all along. Please remember to maintain proper distancing when out and about, or by choice, you can stay safer at home.
Las Vegas restaurants are open, there may be seating limitations and new mask requirements in some establishments. Seating of patrons may be increased to no more than 12 patrons per table with social distancing requirements (if applicable).
To see the rest of the Food Establishment guidelines and to check out all of the Industry Specific Guidelines for Nevada’s reopening, see here. You can view all past and current directives from Governor Sisolak here.
You can visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/
CCSD schools- mask update
CCSD will implement the hybrid instructional model for students in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Students who choose to return to school full time, will do so. Students will also be allowed to continue virtual learning if they wish.
The Clark County School District has also recently announced a change to its mask policy. As a result of the current high transmission rates of COVID-19 and in alignment with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these new guidelines will be followed:
- All students and staff are required to wear face masks indoors, unless medical or developmental conditions prohibit use.
- All students and staff must wear face masks on all District buses, unless medical or developmental conditions prohibit use.
Your health is your decision
Even though things have reopened, it’s important for you to still consider your own risk factors before you spend time in public or around others. If you, or people you have regular contact with, have high risk factors, you may want to continue to stay at home as much as possible.
If you do go out, PLEASE maintain proper distancing and wear a mask when necessary in public places. Remember, your actions affect others, and won’t know if you are infected until it’s too late. Wearing a mask can help prevent you spreading it to others. If you or someone in your household is not feeling well, please stay home.
Everyone is capable of making the decisions that are right for themselves and their own families during this transition. We are all in this together, let’s work together and do what’s needed to get our state opened completely and safely and our Nevadans back to work. Stay safe everyone!
Stay tuned for any updates regarding events and promotions around the city that may be affected by the current situation. Please bear with us as we navigate this new territory and strive to give you the most relevant information.
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