Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
As of Tuesday, all 17 Nevada counties are listed as having high risk of transmission of the coronavirus.
That means masks are required in indoor public places statewide.
Eureka, Storey and White Pine counties were out from under the mandatory mask requirement last week but have since seen their numbers get worse. As of Friday, Jan. 21, they too will be required to mask up at indoor public spaces.
To get out from under the mask requirement, counties need to be at low or moderate transmission under the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for the past two consecutive weeks.
That is defined as having less than 10 new cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days and less than 5 percent positivity in COVID tests over that period.
Moderate transmission is defined as less than 50 new cases per 100,000 population in the past week with positivity rates of less than 8 percent.
CDC guidelines recommend that everyone including the fully vaccinated wear a mask in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high transmission numbers.
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