Businesses in Washoe County
On Feb. 10, 2022, Gov. Steve Sisolak lifted the statewide mask mandate, effective immediately. Masks will no longer be required in public places, but there are locations where Nevadans and visitors may still be asked to wear a mask. Masks and protective equipment requirements in facilities serving vulnerable populations – like hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities – will be overseen at the direction of the Department of Health and Human Services. Also, federally, masks are still mandated in airports, on planes and on public buses and school buses.
The same recommendations, however, remain for businesses:
- Stay home when ill
- Get vaccinated and boosted
- Practice basic hygiene by washing hands frequently
The COVID-19 vaccine is paramount in reducing the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. While the vaccine is not 100 percent effective, it is highly effective and has been proven to lessen the severity of symptoms if you do get COVID-19. Vaccines are FREE and widely available in Washoe County at local pharmacies and grocery stores, as well as at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. You can walk in or sign up for an appointment here.
For more information on State COVID-19 directives, visit the Nevada COVID-19 Response website.