Restrictions on gatherings in Nevada will be relaxed starting next week under a new plan that aims to end most of those statewide rules by summer.
Starting February 15, most businesses and houses of worship will be allowed to have as many as 100 people, or 35% of normal capacity. If coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to decrease, capacity would go up to 50% on March 15.
“If we all want to see this transition to local control, let's work together to continue decreasing our community transmission,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday evening.
Statewide capacity restrictions would go away on May 1 under the plan, but local governments will be allowed to continue to enforce their own rules.
“Even when we move to local management, specific statewide protocols will remain in place to mitigate the spread, including but not limited to the mask mandate and other social distancing requirements,” Sisolak said.