Our Elko County Mitigation and Enforcement Plan, goes into effect on May 1st and opens all businesses at 100% capacity and removes the social distance restrictions that have been in place. Businesses regulated by state boards will have to continue to adhere to the standards set by those regulatory bodies. We still have no authority in the face mask restrictions per the state.
Elko County’s goal is to balance the priorities of public health and mitigate the long-term effects of COVID-19 on our economy, as well as the loss of intellectual and psychological well-being of our
The plan is driven by the following objectives:
Protect the vulnerable populations
Keep students and teachers in in-person learning
Keep individuals employed
Encourage businesses to open or stay open
Elko County will continue to share public health messaging regarding the importance of masks, social distancing, and encouraging individuals to be vaccinated through the use of various media platforms, including the Elko County COVID-19 Response Facebook page and the Elko County website. Many organizations such as other public safety departments, Spring Creek Association, Elko Chamber of Commerce, and various public officials continue to share important messaging as well. Communications from Immunize Nevada, NV DPBH, CDC and other public health resources have also been helpful.