Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has signed an Emergency Directive adjusting statewide standards on public gatherings.
The new directive adjusts mass gatherings from 50 people to 250 people or 50 percent of occupancy, whichever is less. This applies to both indoor and outdoor places, including houses of worship. As mentioned during the announcement and in the accompanying directive of “Guidance for Safe Gatherings” there are methods set forth for expanded capacity for larger places, conferences or conventions, should additional requirements be met.
Additionally, the directive allows local governments to ease restrictions on public access to playgrounds following consultation with local health authorities. It also lifts a number of prior restrictions on in-person showings and open houses for single-family and multi-family residences, as long as all safety requirements are met.
All of the adjustments outlined above will be effective at 12:01am on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
Finally, effective Monday, October 5, 2020, all businesses and public locations subject to capacity limitations shall post signs at public entrances identifying their COVID-19-adjusted capacity. Examples of signage are available to download and print from the Nevada Health Response website (links below).
You can find the accompanying guidance for Directive 033 by clicking the links below:
- Nevada Guidance for Safe Gatherings – Celebrations, Ceremonies, and Events
- Large Gathering Venue COVID-19 Preparedness & Safety Plan Submission Guide
- Nevada Places of Worship and Life-Rites Ceremonies
- Nevada COVID-19 Guidance for Gatherings at Private Residences
- Comprehensive List of Screening Documents
- Comprehensive List of Signage Documents