RENO, Nev. (AP) — A day after Gov. Steve Sisolak authorized relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings statewide, Washoe County health officials urged local leaders to postpone any changes because of a dramatic spike in new daily cases in Reno-Sparks the last two weeks.
Sisolak announced Tuesday night he was lifting a mandatory 50-person cap on public and private gatherings statewide. Local governments are free to adopt stricter rules.
Washoe County Health District Officer Kevin Dick says he's recommending city and county managers stick with the current cap. He says the rate of new cases in Reno-Sparks has nearly doubled over the last two weeks.