Carson City supervisors end local COVID-19 restrictions


The Carson City Board of Supervisors on Thursday removed the remaining local COVID-19 restrictions, effective immediately.
Restaurants, stores, salons, gyms and other indoor venues can again operate at full occupancy now that rules on occupancy and social distancing designed to mitigate the spread of the virus have been lifted.
Face masks must still be worn indoors as mandated by the state of Nevada’s most recent directive, directive 45, which is based on the current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fully-vaccinated individuals can go maskless outdoors except at crowded outdoor events such as concerts or fairs.
“If we want to see the masks go away and overall normalcy of life to come back we need more people to get vaccinated,” Jeanne Freeman, public health preparedness manager, Carson City Health and Human Services, told the board. “If you’re on the fence please call the hotline and ask questions.”
The hotline number is (775) 434-1988.
Nearly 53 percent of Carson City residents have received at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and 44 percent are now fully vaccinated, meaning they have received both doses of those vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Freeman said.
School and recreational sports remain governed by state directive 42 through June 1, which says full-contact sports not regulated by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association may resume competitions, and organized leagues, clubs, or other associations must implement a testing and mitigation plan.
The board also appointed Jim Dodson to Regional Transportation Commission and Mary Berge and Robert Ghiglieri to the Open Space Advisory Committee.
Heather Ferris, associate planner, was appointed to Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Advisory Planning Commission.
In the afternoon, the board interviewed four candidates for the position of Carson City treasurer to replace Gayle Robertson, who resigned in April.
The board appointed Andrew Rasor, who retired from Nevada Department of Public Safety in 2019 and is currently working part-time for the Carson City Department of Alternative Sentencing and as the city’s money courier under the direction of the treasurer’s office.

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