Governor Sisolak told all Nevadans Thursday that if they want to frequent retail stores, barber shops, hair salons and maybe a brewpub or two they can start imbibing starting tomorrow.
Governor Sisolak said Nevadans, as a whole, did a great job of staying close to home to help push down the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. And because of that, Nevada’s economic recovery might be a little ahead of the game. Sisolak re-assured all Nevadans that “We are not done with this fight. We still need a vaccine and it may take a while to happen. We need to have sufficient patience to have fewer patients in our hospitals.”
Sisolak said the state is not expected to open additional businesses until May 30th and kept open the possibility that conditions could decay again due to a possible re-spiking of new surge of the virus.
Restaurants and retail outlets, given this weekend’s re-opening, cannot re-fill their normal spaces – only half of their available seating capacity will be allowed and there will be no salad or beverage bars. Barber shops and salons without partitions between “stations” will require 6-foot separations between customers. Same for marijuana outlets, along with car dealerships and drive-in movie outlets. Also, employees working at the aforementioned retail outlets, MUST wear face masks – and again masks should be encouraged for customers as well.
Casinos, bars, nightclubs, gyms and large sports facilities will remain closed for the time being – closed during phase one of the state’s reopening plan. But the governor pointed out that because Washoe County has seen an increase in hospitalizations it might force the state to maintain Washoe County’s lockdown status – that decision resting partially with the Washoe County Commission.