Nevada places additional restrictions on bars
July 10, 2020
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that bars in certain Nevada counties, including those with gaming machines installed on bartops, must close as of 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 10, to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The Governor’s decision was informed by the latest COVID-19 case data, advice from national and state medical experts, and business noncompliance reports compiled since Emergency Directive 024 went into place on June 26.
Before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Governor said he would not hesitate to take swift and decisive actions next week directed at targeted industries or areas that are experiencing concerning COVID-19 trends and non-compliance.
“We know that COVID-19 can easily spread when people are congregating for long periods of time, like inside a bar. In states where we have seen significant spikes, such as Arizona, Texas and Florida, they have all taken actions to roll back bars,” Sisolak said. “Recently, Dr. Fauci, the US's top infectious-disease expert, advised that congregating in bars poses a significant risk and is one of the most dangerous things people could do right now. We must heed his advice.”
For a full copy of the Governor’s prepared remarks, visit the Official State of Nevada website.