Nevada to see large gathering capacities rise to 50%

Monday means more customers for bars and restaurants throughout the state
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Monday will bring a new set of guidelines for Nevadans inside bars, restaurants and other businesses.

Capacity limits inside many hospitality based operations, including gaming, will rise from 35% to 50%. The new limits also apply to gyms and fitness studios.

The allowable capacity for large events will also rise to 50% with proper approval. If an organizer wants to host a large gathering or event, including conferences, conventions and trade shows, with more than 250 people they may now have up to 50 percent capacity if they complete and submit a Large Gathering COVID-19 Preparedness & Safety Plan Certification Form to the Department of Business and Industry.

The baseline standard for gatherings and events will remain at 250 people or 50 percent, whichever is less, starting on March 15.