RENO, Nev. (AP) — All bars, nightclubs, restaurants and gyms will close in Reno by 5 p.m. Friday in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus outbreak.
Mayor Hillary Schieve initially included casinos on the closure list late Monday with plans to begin the shutdowns Tuesday morning. But she quickly rescinded that directive and further clarified that restaurants can continue carry out-orders and keep drive-thru windows open.
Officials for the neighboring city of Sparks and surrounding Washoe County said Tuesday they have no immediate plans to follow Reno's lead. The mayor of Las Vegas said a mandatory closure of bars and restaurants there would be devastating.