They say the only thing that’s truly constant is change. That’s true when it comes to planning your Nevada adventures, too. Get the lowdown on current issues that may impact your travel plans here, and brush up on the latest statewide public health info so you can come out and play it safe.
COVID-19 Health & Safe Travel Info
Know Before You Go
Nevada is wide open. Whether you’re planning to hit Nevada’s urban or rural areas (or both!) health and safety restrictions are changing all the time, and may vary based on which county you arrive in, travel through, or depart from. As you map out your time in Nevada, be sure to use the following resources of the most up-to-date info:
Nevada Travel Alerts
From park and major road closures to unusual environmental circumstances, if we know of something going on that may affect your visit, you’ll find it here, along with links to further resources to get more info.
For more information about the Tamarack Fire, please dial (775) 434-8629 or visit:
- Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7674/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tamarackfireinfo #TamarackFire
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/tamarack_fire #TamarackFire
Nevada State Parks & National Recreation Areas
- Effective June 30, 2021 full fire restrictions are in effect at most Nevada state parks. Visit Fire Restrictions | State Parks (nv.gov) to learn more.
- Due to low water levels at Lake Tahoe, the Sand Harbor State Park boat ramp closed for the season on July 18, 2021. The boat ramp entrance will remain open, but no vessels will be able to launch.
- As of April 29, 2021 Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park is closed. A reopening date has not been announced.
- Monitor current Lake Mead water levels here.
Las Vegas Mask Directive in Effect
After an emergency meeting to discuss rising COVID-19 cases and positivity rates in Southern Nevada, the Clark County Commission voted to require mask use for employees when indoors in public spaces at their place of work. This requirement is for all people, regardless of their vaccination status. This goes into effect at 12 a.m. Thursday, July 22, and continues through Tuesday, Aug. 17, when Commissioners will revisit the issue.
Nevada Adopts Updated CDC Mask Guidance
Starting May 13th, Nevada announced its alignment with the CDC’s recommendations on mask usage, including any subsequent guidance issued by the CDC. As a result, the State of Nevada no longer requires or prohibits private entities from confirming vaccination status of individuals. Employers and organizations are encouraged to post signage with the latest CDC mask guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests.
In general, people are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age. you are NOT fully vaccinated. keep taking all mask wearing and social distancing requirements until you are fully vaccinated.
Click here to see the full CDC guidance for information regarding when a mask may still be needed.
Get the Lowdown on Nevada COVID Restrictions By County
While the State of Nevada as embraced CDC recommendations not requiring fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors or outdoors, mask restrictions may vary by business and county. For example, each county has the authority to establish their own social distancing requirements. Don’t see updated restrictions about where you’re headed? Be sure to call ahead! Please make sure you know what’s required (and what isn’t) before you hit the road.
Southern Nevada Counties
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