Sisolak extends pandemic directives affecting bars, businesses

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a press conference Monday, July 27, 2020.

Fri, Jul 31, 2020 (7:45 p.m.)

CARSON CITY — In the continued fight against the coronavirus, Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced the extension of previously issued directives that were set to expire today.

Standards that closed bars in Clark County and limited businesses to 50% capacity and gatherings to no more than 50 people will remain in place.

Sisolak plans to roll out a new “long-term mitigation strategy” for the state next week, which has not been outlined in detail. The approach, Sisolak said in a recent news conference, is to give more predictability to the state’s pandemic strategy.

Criteria under the plan will be used to identify which counties are getting “progressively better or worse,” and restrictions will change based on that data.

An advisory group that includes public health, hospital, business enforcement and local government representatives will examine the data for statewide and local restriction recommendations and enforcement measures.

Coronavirus rates in Nevada have been high throughout July. July 5 had the lowest rate of daily new cases during the month, with 491 cases. Multiple days in July have seen new cases reach over 1,000, including today's recorded 1,264 new cases.

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