Governor Signs Emergency Directive to Stop Large Gatherings

Governor Steve Sisolak again urged Nevadans to stay home in his address to the state Tuesday night. The governor said aggressive social distancing is our number one defense against COVID-19, but expressed concerns with people who are continuing to gather in groups and congregate, further increasing the risk of exposure. As a result, the governor signed an emergency directive prohibiting the general public from congregating in groups of 10 or more people in any indoor or outdoor public space, including social clubs, parks, libraries, parking lots, and sports fields.

The governor also said the measure does not apply to the state’s homeless population. His announcements come as the Washoe County Health District reports six new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county total to 50. The district also reports four people who have fully recovered.