Masks required indoors in all but three Nevada counties


Masks are again required indoors in all but three Nevada counties.
Eureka and Storey counties along with White Pine are not required to mandate masks in indoor public settings for those people who are vaccinated.
But all three counties have to get their risk factors under control this week or masks will again be required next week.
As of Tuesday, all Nevada counties are at the high risk status as the omicron variant surges across the state.
In all other counties in Nevada the CDC recommends everyone including the fully vaccinated wear masks in public indoor settings.
To avoid the mask requirements being re-imposed, counties need to remain at low or moderate risk of transmission for two weeks in a row.
Low risk is defined as less than 10 new cases of the virus per 100,000 persons in the past week and less than 5 percent positive tests. Moderate risk is between 10 and less than 50 new cases per 100,000 and less than 8 percent positive tests.
State officials point out, however, that some school districts and local governments have implemented more restrictive mask requirements than the state.

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