Daily Update- June 24, 2020 Face Coverings Required

In a press conference this evening, Governor Sisolak announced a new state mandate that requires everyone to wear a mask while in public. The mandate will be done through a directive, but did not speak of imposing criminal or civil penalties. He also introduced a new state slogan: “No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.” Children ages 2 to 9 are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when in public spaces. Children ages 10 and above are required to wear face coverings when in public spaces. There are exceptions for those who are engaged in outdoor work or recreation such as swimming, walking, hiking, bicycling, or running, when alone or with household members, and when they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others. The new directive goes into effect this Friday.

Governor Sisolak mentioned that further guidance regarding the eviction moratorium and a possible extension or modification will be released in the coming days. 

The directive and guidance can be found here:

Declaration of Emergency Directive 024

Guidance on Directive 024: Face Coverings

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto, Senators Call For Proactive Efforts To Counter Voter Suppression Amid Covid-19 Safety Measures

Cortez Masto Statement on Senate Republican Police Reform Legislation

During Committee Hearing, Rosen Questions Former National Strategic Stockpile Director on Providing Medical Supplies and Resources to Rural Areas

Rep. Titus, Local Groups Urge Interior Department to Begin Disbursing Grants from Sale of Nevada’s Public Lands

Congressman Steven Horsford Hosts Tele-Town Hall on ACA Improvement Legislation

Agency Updates

AG Aaron D. Ford Hosts Fifth Justice & Injustice Panel: Non-Profit Organizations Respond to Law Enforcement & Communities

NDOC COVID-19 Positivity Rate One of Nations Lowest

Nevada Department of Education Issues Guidance Providing Flexibility for the 2020-21 School Year

Nevada’s ‘Tier 3’ Net Excess Energy Credit Reaches Full Subscription of 80 Megawatts of Rooftop Solar Generation

LVMPD Warns Public of Scam

Articles of Interest

How the Legislature is preparing for a special session during the COVID-19 pandemic (NV Indy)

Survey shows tourists getting cold feet as coronavirus cases spiral upward (NV Indy)

Washoe, Clark school districts eye blended learning as possibility for upcoming academic year (NV Indy)

Nevada exceeds 14K COVID-19 cases, more than 350 reported in 24-hour period (8 News)

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