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Gov. Steve Sisolak announced new COVID restrictions for Nevada amid a rise in cases in the state.

The new restrictions, dubbed a “statewide pause”, come as ten percent of all COVID cases in Nevada were reported over the last week.

In addition, 13 of Nevada’s 17 counties have been flagged for elevated risk of transmission. 

In Washoe County, 835 new coronavirus cases were reported on Sunday, breaking the record for the most cases reported in a single-day previously set on Saturday, when 817 cases were reported

Washoe also reported four and five additional deaths on Saturday and Sunday respectively. 

The state reported a single-day record 2,386 cases on Thursday, and Washoe reported more than 6,000 diagnosed active cases for the first time.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new restrictions.

When do the new NV Covid-19 restrictions start?

The new restrictions will go into effect Tuesday.

How long will the statewide pause last?

Sisolak said the restrictions will be in place for three weeks.

Are there limitations on private gatherings, including Thanksgiving?

Starting Tuesday the following will apply to private gatherings:

No more than 10 people can attend No more than two households can participate Masks are required any time you are around someone not part of your immediate household, both inside and outside. What about public gatherings?

The following limits will be in place for public gatherings:

Capacity must be reduced from 250 to 50 people, or 25 percent of fire code capacity, including at churches. Masks are required any time you are around

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