Bars Still Closed,  Restaurant Countertops May Open

County and Southern Nevada Health District officials clarified regulations regarding bars and countertop-service today.

As currently directed by the Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force, bars will remain closed in Clark County.

However, it was clarified by the Task Force that countertops in non-bar areas may be opened for food service under existing restaurant guidelines. For example, sushi bars, diners and coffee shops may use their countertops.

If an establishment serves food in conjunction with alcohol, they are permitted to open. But the bars in these establishments, where alcohol is usually served, are to remain closed.

In addition, all establishments must continue to follow social distancing and mask mandates, handwashing guidelines, occupancy limits and all other regulations.