BOULDER CITY – Starting on May 1, the State of Nevada allows County plans to take effect regarding COVID-19 guidelines. What has been referred to as “local control” means that each County sets measures to protect residents and prevent the spread of the illness. The Clark County Local Mitigation and Enforcement Plan was approved by the Statewide COVID-19 Task Force on April 27, 2021. Boulder City must comply with the Clark County Plan and cannot amend it.
Starting on May 1, all special events of over 250 people will be reviewed by the City and a Clark County workgroup. “One of the comments I hear most from constituents is, ‘when can we hold big events again?’” said Mayor Kiernan McManus. “These outdoor events, if managed properly, should help us get back the vitality that makes Boulder City special, while keeping residents and visitors healthy.”
Social distancing guidance changes from six feet to three feet on May 1. Starting with the May 11, 2021 City Council meeting, up to 30 people will be allowed in Council Chambers (up from 15) and no longer need to RSVP in advance. “We understand that there are still individuals who may feel better viewing the meetings via our live stream,” said Acting City Manager Michael Mays. “We are pleased to continue to offer that option to those who are not comfortable in a public setting, as well as those who can’t make the meeting due to other issues.” (Meetings can be viewed online at www.bcnv.org/streaming.)
Businesses will be able to allow up to 80-percent occupancy, up from 50-percent allowed by the State guidance. “Residents still need to be responsible moving forward,” said COVID-19 Response Incident Commander/Fire Chief Will Gray. “Vaccinating our residents and disease surveillance are major priorities for us as we move closer to Governor Sisolak’s goal of reopening the State to 100% on June 1.”
The Clark County Local Mitigation and Enforcement Plan is posted online at www.bcnv.org/DocumentCenter/View/8935/Clark-County-Local-Mitigation-and-Enforcement-Plan.