Daily Update- September 29, 2020 New Directive, Increase in Gathering Capacity

Today, Governor Sisolak announced a new emergency directive that addresses large group capacity and several other industry-specific guidelines. He noted that numbers  have been trending in a positive direction, and that has made this possible. The Governor encouraged groups to come to NV instead of states that are lifting restriction, promising that Nevada will be the safest destination for groups, families, and event participants. The new guidelines go into effect at 12:01am on October 1st.

The current limit for gatherings is capped at 50 people, this directive increases the number to 250 people or 50% capacity, whichever is less. This number is in addition to any staff that are working or performing at the event.  Other guidelines include:

  • New specifications for faith gatherings, increase in capacity
  • Large venues (over 2500) can host up to 10% of capacity if social distancing is possible and enforced
    • A safety plan must be submitted, only the state can approve large gatherings
    • Sections must be made in the venue of 250 people and must have distinct, separate entrance, exits, and bathrooms
    • Conventions, conferences, tradeshows
      • 250 attendees not including staff or performers
      • May have 1000 attendees if plan is approved and broken up into groups
  • Allows certain live entertainment gatherings if safety plan is submitted
  • Playgrounds allowed if local government approves
  • Open houses and showings now allowed
  • Youth sports and adult recreation- Hopeful for an announcement regarding new guidelines in 7-10 days

The full Emergency Directive will be  HERE when available

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

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Create Justice Ginsburg Monument in the Capitol

Cortez Masto Joins Letter Asking President Trump to Further Mobilize Federal Response to Unprecedented Wildfires Ravaging the West

Rosen Applauds $13.8 Million in Grant Funding to Support Workforce Development in Nevada

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Protect Unemployed Workers’ Health Insurance During Pandemic

Amid an Unprecedented Wildfire Season, Rosen and Western State Colleagues Call on Administration to Immediately Mobilize Federal Response, Support Communities in Recovery Efforts

Rep. Lee Hosts Facebook Live with Nevadans Experiencing Unemployment

Agency and Local Government Updates

Health District and City of Henderson team up for drive-up flu vaccine clinic

Division of Industrial Relations announces September 21-26 initial and follow up compliance observations

Nevada Consumers Encouraged to View Health Insurance Plans and Rates for 2021

NSHE’s Weekly Report on COVID-19 Positive Cases

Nevada Wins $13.8 million Workforce Development Grant


Washoe-Health District Releases Data on COVID-19 Exposure 

Articles of Interest

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Advocates demand residency for TPS holders, stop in Las Vegas during national campaign (NV Indy)

State approves $20 million for small businesses after struggling to give away commercial rent assistance (NV Indy)

Country club that hosted Raiders players fined for COVID-19 violations (LVRJ)

Las Vegas trial participants want to bring about COVID vaccine (LVRJ)

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