Las Vegas eases COVID-19 restrictions

Nevada today notified Clark County that its local COVID-19 mitigation and implementation plan could take effect. “As chairman of the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force, I would like to thank all of Clark County’s stakeholders for the work we have invested in developing your plan,” Caleb Cage said in a letter to County Administrator Yolanda King today. “Following Section 4 of Guidelines 041, the Governor delegates authority to Clark County to manage COVID-19 mitigation measures in accordance with the county’s local plans and guidelines throughout the rest of the state.”

The Clark County Board of Commissioners approved a plan on April 20 to increase capacity limits for public gatherings to 80% starting May 1 and reduce social distancing requirements from 6 feet to 3 feet. Companies that are currently closed, including nightclubs and adult arcades, can also reopen. 파워볼실시간

The commissioners determined that if 60% of the eligible population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the dose and social distancing requirements will be removed. Masks continue to be required under Section 4 of Nevada Directive 24 and Directive 28.

Today, 46.5% of the population of 1.83 million (at least 16 years old) has received at least one vaccination. To reach the 60% threshold, approximately 1,097,955 people locally must receive at least one vaccination.

“Our community has been good about getting vaccinated so far,” Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick said. “If everyone keeps going, we’re going to be able to keep our community open 100 percent.”

The Clark County Plan includes ensuring that our region remains vigilant in protecting the health of residents and visitors, encouraging vaccination to prioritize efforts for herd immunity, following common-sense risk reduction measures and continuing comprehensive monitoring/analysis of disease burden factors such as hospital conditions, test positivity rates, number of community tests, and COVID cases.

Under Clark County’s plan, restaurant seating will be expanded to tables for 12 customers from the current six-person limit and the buffet will be able to return on May 1. Curbside, delivery, and operations will continue to be strongly encouraged along with the expansion of outdoor seating options. Dancing venues can be open if 60% of the target population is vaccinated. Bartop seating can be expanded from two to four.

The plan also allows gyms, fitness studios and similar facilities, swimming pools and spas, water parks, libraries and museums, retail stores, indoor shopping malls, karaoke facilities and community and recreation centers to increase occupancy rates by 80%.

Events with more than 250 attendees must submit preparation and safety plans for testing and screening participants, managing people’s flow, cleaning and disinfection and other concerns to the Clark County Recovery Enforcement Working Group. Plans must also be submitted if more than 250 spectators or attendees are expected. Full contact leagues or tournaments that resume after May 1 must also submit preparation and safety plans.

Large gatherings and events with prior approval from the Nevada Department of Business and Industry (B&I) are considered plans approved by local authorities. Large gatherings and events approved by B&I with strict capacity and social distancing requirements may seek approval to comply with capacity and social distancing requirements outlined in accordance with the county’s plan. These requests must be submitted to the Clark County Recovery Enforcement Workgroup, chaired by Clark County Business Licensing Director.

Large gatherings of fewer than 20,000 people are (1) approved for 3-foot social distancing at up to 80% capacity if the venue is outdoors or in indoor and well-ventilated areas; (2) 50% of the community has completed the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. (1) If all attendees have been vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before the event, or if there is evidence of a negative test result from a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test 24 to 48 hours before the event, (2) if 50% of outdoor or well-ventilated communities have completed the first dose, (3) capacity can increase to 100% without social distancing with fewer than 20,000 attendees.

If 60% of eligible communities are vaccinated, capacity at large gathering places can increase by 100% without social distancing. That eliminates the need for event organizers to submit large gathering plans. All event organizers are advised to come up with mitigation measures as confirmed in the plan checklist.

Until social distancing is lifted, all concerts, including live music and DJ entertainment, sporting events, or other such events, will be given seats. Expos, conventions, and other similar gatherings are open to the public.

Plans for open-air events and events with more than 20,000 attendees can be submitted for review in the Southern Nevada Health District on a case-by-case basis, taking into account current or anticipated conditions within the community.

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