Nevada’s COVID-19 task force opted to let sushi restaurants and diners reopen their countertops in Clark County starting on Wednesday.
Clark County Commission chairwoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick asked the Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force on Thursday to help out those restaurants with countertops. “We are impacting tons of people because countertops that are not open,” FOX 5 says Kirkpatrick told the committee last Thursday. “If a sushi bar can’t open their countertop, I want to understand, what is a science behind that?”
Bars that do not serve food and bar-top gaming devices remain closed.
Restaurants with countertop dining must follow social distancing guidelines and 50 percent capacity rules as well as enforce mandatory masks when diners enter or exit the restaurant or walk around the restaurant.
The news comes after a busy Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas, with multiple fights caught on film. Security guards at Encore Las Vegas tried to break up a fight on Saturday night. Another fight broke out in front of the Grand Bazaar Shops. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Saturday night in particular saw huge crowds of people, many without a mask and in tight quarters, in Downtown Las Vegas, in front of the Fountains at Bellagio, at the Forum Shops at Caesars, and along the Linq Promenade.
Since March 5, Nevada has seen 71,610 cases of COVID-19 and 1,389 fatalities.
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