washoe County
Phase 2 guidelines

These guidelines outline the requirements for specific business and industry operations in Washoe County to reopen under Phase 2 of the State of Nevada Roadmap to Recovery in accordance with the directives from the Governor’s Office.  

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Quick Reference Guides By Industry 

Gyms & Fitness Facilities (including studios)
Body Art Establishments
Skin Care Salons
Massage Services
Summer Camps (day and residential)
Aquatic Facilities/Swimming Lessons (local and public pools)
Bars
Childcare Facilities – childcare additional guidance
Houses of Worship

washoe County
Phase 1 guidelines

These guidelines outline the requirements for specific business and industry operations in Washoe County to reopen under Phase 1 of the State of Nevada Roadmap to Recovery in accordance with the directives from the Governor’s Office.  

Download Phase 1 Guidelines

Guía para la fase 1 del Condado de Washoe

 
Quick Reference Guides By Industry 

Restaurants and Food Trucks

Barber Shops, Hair Salons, & Nail Salons

Consumer & Retail

General Office Environments

Real Estate and Property Leasing

Farmer’s Markets

Alcohol Guidelines

 

COVID COMPLIANT BUSINESS WINDOW SIGN

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Other resources

Nevada Department of Business and Industry opening planning and guidance

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

State of Nevada COVID-19 Leave Guidance

Nevada Board of Cosmetology’s COVID-19 Information

 

 

 

 

 

Enforcement of Business Mandates

Each entities’ compliance staff is investigating complaints regarding non-essential businesses remaining open despite Governor Sisolak’s directive to close. The agencies are giving initial courtesy notices and informational guidance packets to non-compliant businesses as covered in the COVID-19 Business Operations Guide. If businesses still refuse to close, law enforcement will be notified, which may result in citations, fines, and possible revocation of business licenses.

 

Economic Relief Programs for Businesses

A number of assistance and relief programs are available to businesses during this difficult time. 

 

Business License Fees

The City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County are working with businesses to provide support related to local licensing fees.

  • The City of Reno is offering several options to provide economic relief to Reno business licensees impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The program offers payment extensions and fee reductions to eligible businesses. More information is available at Reno.Gov/COVID19.
  • The City of Sparks and Washoe County are working directly with businesses and individuals and on a case by case basis depending on need. Businesses are requested to contact the appropriate jurisdiction for more information. Contact details are below.

Contact Information

For business questions or to report non-compliant businesses, please contact:

 

Additional Resources for Businesses:

  • Business Resiliency Plan: The Nevada Small Business Development Center (Nevada SBDC) Business Resiliency Toolkit includes a small business resiliency plan and links to help small business owners plan for disruption from natural disasters to infrastructure failures to pandemics.