Sisolak issues directive making relaxed pandemic restrictions official

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak records his State of The State address inside the Assembly Chamber at the Nevada Legislature on Jan. 16, 2021.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak records his State of The State address inside the Assembly Chamber at the Nevada Legislature on Jan. 16, 2021.
Photo: David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday signed the directive implementing the plan to reopen Nevada 100 percent by June 1.
Control over pandemic rules and restrictions will transfer to county officials effective May 1. Sisolak last week announced that while the mask mandate will remain in place, he is eliminating the social distancing requirement to allow businesses to operate at 100 percent capacity including bars and restaurants. Other restrictions that have been in place are also up to the local governments at that point.
He said each county will be able to make its own decisions about what is best for their communities while monitoring positivity and transmission of the virus and vaccinations, testing and other issues.
But the Nevada Gaming Control Board will retain control over gaming licensees.
After June 1, counties that have received approval of their local plans will no longer have to go through the approval process to amend those plans.

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