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Nevada County To Increase Capacity Limits, Relax Distancing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, will assume control of COVID-19 mitigation efforts on Saturday, increasing capacity limits to 80% and reducing social distancing to three feet.

Currently, the county is following capacity restrictions of 50% occupancy for public gatherings and six feet of social distancing.

Nevada COVID-19 Response Director Caleb Cage notified the county on Tuesday that the state authorized giving the county control over virus mitigation and safety measures beginning May 1.

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The Clark County Commission approved the 42-page plan on April 20, which allows some businesses to reopen, including nightclubs and adult entertainment venues. Facial coverings will continue to be required.