Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that Nevada would reimplement restrictions on bars and restaurants in certain counties to prevent further spread of coronavirus due to what he called a “spike” in cases.
Phase 1 closure starts at 11:59 p.m. today.
The directive is the second time Nevada has tightened restrictions since the state started reopening in early June, allowing businesses including bars, restaurants, casinos and hotels to accept customers.
The number of confirmed cases rose throughout the month, prompting the governor to announce a statewide mask mandate on June 24. Nevada has reported 24,904 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 571 deaths since the onset of the pandemic.