Several Nevada Counties Facing Additional Coronavirus Restrictions

Clark, Nye Among Counties Labeled "High Risk" According To New Directive

Mitch Kelly
August 11, 2020 - 4:36 am
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak speaks during a press conference in the Nevada State Legislature Building in Carson City on June 24, 2020.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Eight Nevada counties, including Clark, have been flagged by the Nevada Health Response team for elevated transmission levels of coronavirus. 

Along with Clark, Nye, Washoe, Lincoln, Lander, Humboldt, Elko and Carson City are on the list.

A county is labeled “high risk” for transmission if two of the following three criteria are met.: The average number of tests per day (per 100,000) is less than 150, the case rate (per 100,000) is greater than 200 and testing positivity greater than 7%.

Under new rules set up by Governor Sisolak last week, each county must submit a so-called “action plan” for what they’re going to do to lower the transmission levels.

If the action plan is deemed inadequate, the governor has said he would consider imposing more restrictions, though what those restrictions would be is unclear.