Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that, as of March 15, the allowable capacity for large gatherings of more than 250 people will increase to 50 percent capacity — up from 20 percent that was announced in February of 2021.

The 50 percent limit outlined in Directive 041 is for organizers who complete and submit a Large Gathering COVID-19 Preparedness & Safety Plan Certification Form to the Department of Business and Industry (B&I). The management of the control will eventually be transitioned to each county, but that will not happen before May 1.

The move is an important one for cities like Las Vegas, that has been especially hard hit during the pandemic. The events industry in the state has begun to plan events again.

Directive 041 also formalizes the timeline, process and requirements for a county to finalize a Local Mitigation and Enforcement Plan to have the Governor delegate management of mitigation measures by May 1. Other components of the Roadmap to Recovery plan remain on schedule, with establishments currently operating at 35 percent capacity moving to 50 percent capacity on March 15.

Those establishments include:

  • Food and beverage establishments
  • Gyms, fitness studios, yoga studios, dance studios, and similar establishments
  • Gaming floors
  • Arcades, racetracks, bowling alleys, mini-golf, pool halls/billiards rooms, amusement and theme parks, and similar activities