Businesses in Washoe County
The Regional Information Center is providing guidance to Washoe County residents and businesses.
Currently in Washoe County, per Gov. Sisolak’s Directive 47, indoor mask requirements are in effect, which means that both employees and customers have to wear masks in public indoor settings. The risk we face is that increased COVID-19 transmission could lead to additional mitigation measures, like capacity restrictions. In addition, staff members who interact with customers can be at increased risk for COVID-19 or even miss work time because of COVID-19.
Business owners can take several steps to slow the spread and help return the community to the low-risk state it was in earlier this summer:
- Stay home when ill
- Get vaccinated
- Wear a mask when indoors at businesses and public places
- Practice basic hygiene by washing hands frequently
- Keep a safe distance from others in crowded areas
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 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. You can walk in or sign up for an appointment here.
At this time, there are no other COVID-19 mitigation measures in place other than masks.
Based on updated COVID-19 information, Washoe County and the State may enact stricter COVID-19 measures. View the full plan here.
For more information on State COVID-19 directives, visit the Nevada COVID-19 Response website.