Governor Steve Sisolak has taken another step toward “School Normalcy” among schools that have already adopted some minor restrictions of in-school instruction. Sisolak says he wants to monitor schools across the country that are trying to return to something close to normal learning conditions. He says the information will be used to increase capacity in Nevada classes to accommodate more students, as well as how school bus seating is configured to get students to and from schools safely. Schools that call back more students, however, will be subject to review student by student.
State Superintendent Jhone Ebert said schools can increase their capacity limits to 75 percent, or 250 people in a contained space. But students and staff absolutely must wear masks and practice social distancing – the already established 6 to 10 foot buffer around each person in the school room.. Similarly, school buses can begin more safely transporting more students by operating at 2/3 capacity.