Home Health Governor issues stay-at-home order

Governor issues stay-at-home order

by Nevada State News
Gov. Steve Sisolak discusses measures to help the public with housing stability amid the COVID-19 public health crisis at a press conference at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas, Sunday, March 29, 2020. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal/Pool) @rookie__rae

CARSON CITY — Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak formally issued a “Stay at Home” directive today. It applies to all Nevadans and extended the nonessential business, gaming and school closures and all other directives issued under the Emergency Declaration to April 30, 2020.

The directive reinforces the Governor’s earlier advisory for Nevadans to stay home and will go into effect at midnight tonight, April 1, 2020.

“Today’s ‘Stay at Home’ directive strengthens the imperative that Nevadans must not leave their homes for nonessential activities in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Sisolak said. “This directive builds on previous directives around school closures, social distancing, closure of non-essential businesses, and bans on public gatherings of 10 or more people by requiring you stay at home unless leaving is absolutely necessary.”

Essential employees can continue their work activities, making sure to take proper precautions, like frequent handwashing, staying home if they are sick and abiding by aggressive social distancing protocols, the governor added.
 

Those experiencing homelessness are exempt from the order.

The directive also extends closure of non-essential businesses, gaming and schools through April 30, 2020, mirroring guidance from the federal government.

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