Gov. Sisolak issues statement in response to recent re-openings approved by Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force

CARSON CITY, NV - September 17, 2020

Today, the Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force created by Governor Steve Sisolak under Directive 030 approved lifting previous restrictions on bars, pubs, breweries, distilleries, wineries, taverns and bar areas within restaurants in Clark County and Elko County – effective Sunday, September 20th at 11:59pm. At the previous Task Force meeting on September 10, 2020, the Task Force approved lifting previous restrictions on bars, pubs, breweries, distilleries, wineries, taverns and bar areas within restaurants in Washoe County and Nye County.

As a result of actions taken at both of these meetings, all counties in Nevada may have bars pubs, breweries, distilleries, wineries, taverns and bar areas within restaurants reopened under the Statewide Standards required in the Governor’s Road to Recovery: Moving to A New Normal Plan.

Governor Sisolak issued the following statement in response to the recent actions related to re-openings taken by the Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force:

“I am beyond thrilled that the hard work of Nevada’s residents and businesses has resulted in our COVID-19 data trending in a positive direction, allowing the Task Force to lift restrictions on bars in counties that previously had these mitigation measures in place due to their transmission risk levels.

I have consistently been in support of safely lifting restrictions and reopening areas of our economic and social life based on improvements in our data, in addition to strong participation and enforcement plans from local governments. The work completed by the Task Force over previous weeks, in addition to their recent actions, represent the State’s commitment to a transparent process, a safe reopening, and coordinated partnerships with our local governments.

I want to thank the Task Force and local governments for their work toward helping to accomplish our overall goal: safely lift restrictions based on data so our businesses can succeed and our workers can get back on the job.”

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