At 4pm yesterday Thursday, February 11th, Governor Sisolak took to the airwaves and announced that reopening levels in the state will begin as soon as Monday, February 15th.
Spaces that can move to 35% capacity
- Indoor dining
- Places of worship
- Bowling Alleys
- Fitness facilities
- Pool halls and similar spaces
Spaces that can move to 50% capacity
- Art galleries
- Indoor dining capped at 35%
- Outdoor dining will not have capacity limitations (however, must follow social distancing guidelines)
- Per-table seating capacity will increase from 4 to 6 people
- Reservations will no longer be required
Public gatherings and events are able to increase to 100 individuals or 35% capacity in accordance to fire code
For large gatherings, organizations must submit plans for events, not to begin March 1
Then, the Governor also announced that come March 1, (2021) there will be more lifts, capacity limits at most places above listed at 35% capacity, will be able to move to 50% capacity, and that gathering limits will increase to 250 people.
Also announced was the plan to return local authorities come May 1, (2021) to have much more say in how things will run from there.
Governor Sisolak also updated us on vaccine efforts, saying that 390,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given statewide. He ensures that more doses are on the way and that they will continue to roll out the vaccines as quickly and consistently as possible. Overall, the number of cases has dropped significantly, down from a test positivity rate of 21.7 in January, to a current level of 14.3 percent. Good news on all fronts, we say!