Clark County Bars To Stay Closed, Nye County Gets Approval To Reopen

COVID-19 Numbers Keep State Task Force From Loosening Restrictions

Paul Ihander
August 20, 2020 - 3:35 pm

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Nye County received the lone nod from Nevada regulators Thursday afternoon to reopen select bars, taverns and wineries under new guidelines put in place due to the pandemic.   Bars located outside of Pahrump only in Nye County will be able to open anytime after 1159p Thursday.   

The COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force, chaired by Nevada COVID-19 Response Director Caleb Cage and created via Directive 030, met with six counties flagged last week for having an elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19. 

Based on data pulled this morning from the Department of Health and Human Services, all six counties are still meeting at least two of the three criteria, signaling a sustained elevated risk of transmission.  

Clark County continues to have high test positivitiy at 14.6%, but it is down week-to-week.

Clark County restrictions will stay in place for bars, taverns, pubs, breweries, distilleries and wineries.   The same applies to Washoe County.

The action plan for Clark County sent to the state involves items like increased enforcement measures and closures for non-compliant businesses.