Governor Sisolak has lowered the boom – “Nevadans will wear masks, practice social distancing, wash their hands often and stay home when possible. Governor Sisolak said he’s putting Nevada on notice, “We have two weeks – that’s it! If people don’t comply I’m not giving you another chance. This is serious.”
Sisolak is warning the public that new restrictions may be coming if COVID numbers don’t go down. He said, “Please give it a chance for two weeks. I’m calling it Stay-At-Home 2.0.”
The number of Covid-19 numbers are way up in Nevada: 7 deaths – more than 1,300 cases, and the 14-day-positivity rate is 13.7%.
Medical officials are supporting the Governor’s concerns. “For the first time in the last 9 months, people are being hospitalized and dying at higher rates than ever before. I am very very concerned. This is new,” said Renown Health CEO Dr. Anthony Slonim.
The Governor is giving the state two weeks to turn things around before enacting potential restrictions. ” Mask wearing, social distancing, and staying at home are part of his request. “You saw when we had the shutdowns. The cases came down. I don’t want to have to do that again,” said Governor Sisolak.
He also wants masks to be mandatory at airports. He also strongly urged Nevadans to work from home if at all possible. He also wants businesses to cancel any special sales events that will put more than 2 people in the same room.
Governor Sisolak added…” I am asking local governments to step up enforcement efforts over the next two weeks to insure that all business are doing their part. Violators will be issued citations, fines, and potential license suspensions,” if they break the rules.
The Governor says he’ll check back in two weeks to determine whether Nevadans have given their full support to the partial shut-down.