The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually every business in Nevada, with many having to move their workers to remote positions or simply shut down altogether. States across the country are slowly opening as shelter-in-place orders expire. Nevada needs to be prepared for what’s next. While Nevada is reopening, some certain rules and regulations must be followed during Phase One and Two procedures. Here’s what business owners need to know about Nevada’s guidelines and protocols for reopening.
No matter what kind of company you run, there are a few basic guidelines you should always follow to stay safe. First and foremost, always encourage your customers to wear face coverings and your employees to telework. You may even want to consider having people return to work in phases to limit potential exposure.
It should also follow some of the same basic guidelines as individuals do in Nevada. Employees should stay home when they’re sick, and common areas should be closed or severely limited in how many people can congregate at once. Social distancing needs to be enforced with your workers and any customers who come into your establishment.
Businesses That Will Remain Closed
We will see some businesses open their doors, but quite a few won’t. Establishments, where there are large gatherings like nightclubs, day clubs, adult entertainment, brothels, live sports events, and live performances with spectators, will remain close.
There are a few exceptions to this rule where you will be able to take advantage of it. Movie theatres are to remain closed, but drive-in movie theaters can open provided there are strict rules about people staying in their cars and social distancing.
Businesses That Can Reopen
Several establishments are free to reopen. These include all restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries that serve food but there are several regulations. Dine-in services can only be provided with strict social distancing practices enforced, with all open tables and booths being at least 6 feet apart. Self-serving stations like salad bars or fountain drink machines are not allowed. Additionally, restaurant employees must wear face coverings.
Barbershops, nail salons, hair salons, and salons can be opened as well, but certain protocols must be followed. While not required, partitions of some kind between workstations are strongly encouraged. With partitions in place, any chair can be used. Without partitions, chairs must be at least 6 feet apart.
To learn more about Nevada’s Phases for reopening and the future of the state, visit the State of Nevada Department of Business & Industry Division COVID-19 Announcements.