Reopening Plan Takes Effect May 1, 2021

Douglas County Reopening Plan Takes Effect May 1, 2021
Posted on 04/30/2021
Douglas County Reopening Plan Takes Effect May 1, 2021Minden, NV- Douglas County’s reopening and recovery plan titled, “Moving Forward” goes into effect starting Saturday, May 1, 2021. The plan was approved by the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners and passed review by the Nevada COVID Task Force.

A full version of the plan can be found on the Douglas County website at All updates, changes to County services, reopening plans, and a frequently asked questions can all be found on this webpage.

The plan outlines how Douglas County is opening within the guidelines of the State’s Emergency Directives. Beginning on May 1st the path is clear for businesses and other activities which are not governed by a licensing board to resume operations at 100% occupancy without social distancing requirements. Events, and large gatherings will not require local government approval of COVID plans. For safety and health guideline recommendations, businesses can refer to the Center of Disease Control.

May 10, 2021 Douglas County Senior Center doors will reopen to the public. To view how Douglas County department operations are modified, please visit Until the state restricts directives, Douglas County will keep following the mask mandate.

Douglas County continues to participate with the other Quad Counties to support Carson City Health and Human Services public health efforts including testing events, vaccination clinics, and disseminating public information.

“Douglas County will continue to push for reopening of our businesses within the limits of the law,” said Douglas County Manager Patrick Cates. “During the transition to local control, it is important to note the State directive on masks will continue to be enforced in businesses by OSHA and other state boards and can be cited and fined for non-compliance. This is not coming from Douglas County. We ask all residents to be mindful of the impact on our businesses for ignoring this directive.”