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Businesses in Washoe County

The Regional Information Center is providing guidance to Washoe County residents and businesses.

Starting May 3, 2021 

TRANSITION TO LOCAL AUTHORITY

The State of Nevada and Gov. Sisolak approved the Washoe County local authority plan on May 3, 2021. The following measures go into effect immediately in Washoe County:

Topic May 3 – 31, 2021 June 1, 2021
Masks  Must be worn by employees and customers, indoors and outdoors, per Governor’s Directive 024 and 028 (See all directives here) Must be worn by employees and customers, indoors and outdoors
Social distancing  6 feet per CDC guidance No social distance requirements

 

Permit type May 3 – 31, 2021 June 1, 2021
Pools/Spas  Hot tubs (spas) may open  
Food 

Seating:

Tables limited to groups of 10

Bars limited to groups of 4

Condiments:

Customer may ask for and bottles must be cleaned between customers

Buffets:

Are not allowed to open unless served by employees

Bars: Bar top service can resume as long as social distancing of 6 feet is maintained.

Seating:

No restrictions

 

Condiments:

No restrictions

 

Buffets:

Allowed to open with self service

Special Events/Large Gatherings  Events expecting more than 500 individuals need to submit a Large Gathering Plan to Washoe County Health District and have it approved. Fill out and submit this form. Contact HealthEHS@washoecounty.us with any questions.

Events that have already had their plan approved by the State may reach out to WCHD-EHS to obtain permission to hold their event with less restrictions, fill out and submit this form. Contact HealthEHS@washoecounty.us with any questions. 

Newly planned events do not need an approved large gathering plan

Invasive Body Decoration  For procedures involving the nose and mouth, staff must abide by rules for dental procedures (mouth rinse, wash hands, employee wearing mask and face shield) For procedures involving the nose and mouth, staff must abide by rules for dental procedures (mouth rinse, wash hands, employee wearing mask and face shield)
Casinos/Large Resorts  Casinos and resorts that fall under oversight of SB-4/NAC447E still have to comply with applicable Governor’s Directives and the Regulations of the Washoe County District Board of Health Related to Sars-COV-2 and Public Accommodation Facilities. Casinos and resorts that fall under oversight of SB-4/NAC447E still have to comply with applicable Governor’s Directives and the Regulations of the Washoe County District Board of Health Related to Sars-COV-2 and Public Accommodation Facilities.

 

If the COVID Risk Meter (www.covidriskmeter.org) reaches red, on the Thursday night at 11:59 pm of the week the meter reaches red, the community will be required to revert to tighter restrictions. 

If new case counts reach 625 per 100,000 over a 30-day period then additional restrictions on businesses resume with an initial focus on restaurants, bars, casinos, gyms, and large gatherings/events. (This means about 100 new cases a day for a few weeks, or a larger spike over less time) 

View the full plan here 

     

    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