On Thursday, July 9th, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered bars that do not serve food to close. This directive took effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 10th.
Counties that meet at least two of three criteria for elevated disease transmission were ordered to close their bars.
The criteria. A county is flagged if it meets two of the three criteria:
1. Average number of tests per day (per 100,000) < 150. The average number of cases resulted during the previous week in a county, divided by the number of people living in the county. This number is then multiplied by 100,000 to control for varying populations in counties.
2. Case rate (per 100,000) >100. The total number of cases diagnosed and reported over a 14-day period divided by the number of people living in the county. This number is then multiplied by 100,000 to control for varying populations in counties.
3. Case rate (per 100,000) >25 AND testing positivity >7.0%. The total number of positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests divided by the total number of PCR tests conducted. This number is then multiplied by 100 to get a percentage. Due to reporting delay (which may be different between positive and negative tests), there is a 7-day lag.
Seven counties in Nevada are impacted by the order:Clark, Washoe, Elko, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Nye
See the photo of the chart showing the counties that failed 2 or more of the criteria.
The seven counties affected will be reevaluated using the criteria on July 24th.
Bar tops and bar areas in any establishment* in a county with an Elevated Disease Transmission and according to the criteria published by the Department of Health and Human Services are closed to customers, but bar beverages may be served at tables for onsite consumption. Customers must only be served via table services and may not order from bar top areas.
*This order includes all bars in Casinos plus standalone pubs, taverns, and bars, including the all the bartops with gaming.
Closures include all areas of every county. Laughlin, an unincorporated township, is impacted as part of Clark County.Bars in locations such as Laughlin, Searchlight, Boulder City, Mesquite, and other areas that have been less impacted by COVID-19 will not be able to reopen until the county they are located in is able to qualify for reopening by meeting less than 2 of the criteria.
As of July 12th, according to Southern Nevada Health District Data, Laughlin township has twenty-three positive cases, while numbers in other parts of Clark County including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson are substantially higher..
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Data Source: SNHD COVID-19 Dashboard http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/covid-19-dashboard
Order in its entirety can be read here: http://gov.nv.gov/News/Emergency_Orders/2020/2020-07-10_-_COVID-19_Declaration_of_Emergency_Directive_027_(Attachments)/
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