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No change for Washoe County’s COVID plans, bars must stay closed

Published: Sep. 3, 2020 at 11:20 AM PDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2020 at 1:32 PM PDT
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Nevada COVID 19 Task Force

The state COVID Task Force is getting updates on the counties under watch, including Washoe.

Posted by KOLO 8 News Now on Thursday, September 3, 2020

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KOLO) - Bars will remain closed in Washoe County. County leaders gave the Nevada COVID-19 Task Force an update on the efforts to mitigate the pandemic. The update did not include a request to reopen bars, pubs or clubs that do not serve food, so those businesses must remain closed.

The Task Force voted not to make any changes to Lander County’s plan.

Churchill County’s plan was approved as submitted. It calls for continued testing and data collection.

Lyon County’s plan was also approved as submitted. Lyon County officials say they are concerned with data collection because a large percentage of the county’s population commutes to Washoe County or Carson City.

The Task force voted to accept Nye and Elko Counties mitigation plans, but deferred a decision on reopening bars in Pahrump and Elko County.

In Clark County, bars that do not serve food will also remain closed. However, taverns that sell food will be able to serve guests at countertops starting September 9, 2020.

Nevada COVID 19 Task Force

The state COVID Task Force is getting updates on the counties under watch, including Washoe.

Posted by KOLO 8 News Now on Thursday, September 3, 2020

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