LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation & Management Task Force voted Thursday to allow non-bar locations with countertops to open in Clark County.

Examples of non-bar countertops consist of sushi restaurants, diners, to name a few, and according to a tweet from Clark County, they will be allowed to open next Wednesday, Sept. 9. Social distancing guidelines must still be followed.

For some businesses and their customers, it’s a step in the right direction.

“I have a number of guests who just prefer to dine at the bar, and they want to come in and have their steak or their seafood and a glass of wine,” said Wes Kendrick, executive chef at Table 34. “I think right now, it’s been a take away, so to have it back would be wonderful.”

However, the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force says the current restrictions on bars and taverns remain in effect in Clark County because of an elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Bars and taverns that don’t serve food must remain closed.

More information about the task force can be found online on the Nevada Health Response page at, under “News and Information” and “COVID Task Force Assessment.”