LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Governor Steve Sisolak announced his plan Thursday afternoon to safely reopen the state as COVID-19 cases continue to decrease across Nevada.
Governor Sisolak’s “safe reopening plan” begins on Monday, Feb. 15 with capacity limits being lifted to 35 percent or 50 percent for certain businesses and activities. This will be determined by risk-level.
Gatherings will also be capped at 100 people or 35 percent capacity, whichever is less, though large gathering plans may be submitted for events. No approvals for large gatherings will be provided before March 1.
One month later, on March 15, capacity limits will be set at 50 percent for almost all businesses and activities, which gatherings will be capped at 250 people or 50 percent of the fire code capacity.
Finally, on May 1, the governor says he is hopeful everything will stay on course so that the power to lift COVID-19 restrictions can transition to local authority.
YOU CAN READ THE IN-DEPTH BREAKDOWN OF THE REOPENING TIMELINE BELOW:
As for vaccination efforts, Governor Sisolak said a total of about 390,000 doses have been administered statewide, with more than 307,000 coming in the form of first doses and more than 82,000 being second doses.
While Las Vegans have reported issues with receiving vaccines and getting appointments, Governor Sisolak said help is on the way.
Governor Sisolak said Walmart and Sam’s Club will begin administering vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. More than three dozen NV locations will participate.
As for for COVID-19 case trends, Governor Sisolak said the state has seen encouraging trends, following surges over the winter months and around the holidays.
8 News Now releases a full breakdown of the DHHS and SNHD COVID-19 statistics each day. You can find Thursday’s report HERE.