Update on Public Gatherings in Washoe County

On Nov. 5 at 11:59 p.m., public gathering limit drops from 250 to 50

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force approved Washoe County’s action plan to limit the size of public gatherings from 250 to 50, or 50 percent occupancy (whichever is fewer), starting at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5.

The public gathering limit of 50 will be applied to all events, celebration and ceremonies – both indoors and outdoors.

For private gatherings, Governor Sisolak’s Directive states that private gatherings be limited to 10 people or fewer indoors and 25 or fewer outdoors. That remains unchanged.

In addition, the Task Force directed a report back at the next meeting regarding efforts to address increased reporting on enforcement, increased testing, quicker turnaround times for COVID-19 results and contact tracing. Here is a link to the submitted Washoe County plan.

The Health District may consider allowing outdoor events with fixed seating with more than 50 people on a case-by-case basis due to the lower risk of COVID-19 transmission if properly enforced by the organization For more information on COVID-19 in Washoe County, visit www.COVID19Washoe.com.

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.