Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed a directive easing some coronavirus-related restrictions starting May 1, including allowing golf, drive-in worship services and curbside pickup at marijuana dispensaries and other retailers.
But many other elements of the strict “Stay at Home” order will be extended until May 15 to include the closures of nonessential businesses such as hair salons, bars and casinos. The governor’s office said in a press release that a move to limit business reopenings under a forthcoming “Phase 1” could come sooner if the state continues to show reductions in COVID-19 hospitalizations and other metrics.
In a statement, Sisolak said the state was working to meet the reopening criteria and wanted to “begin some incremental changes” that will make for an easier transition.
“Our ability to enter the next phase and any subsequent phase of reopening will be determined by the continued commitment of Nevadans to follow aggressive social distancing guidance and requirements,” he said.
Sisolak also indicated that even more restrictions could be relaxed sooner than May 15, as long as the state continues positive trends on slowing the spread of the virus along with growth in capacity to test for the coronavirus and to trace the contacts of people who test positive. The governor is scheduled to present a more detailed plan on the state’s “Roadmap to Recovery” during a press conference set for Thursday.
Click here to read the guidance offered by the governor under phase one. This article – written by Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels – is shared with Noticiero Móvil thanks to a collaboration with our colleagues at The Nevada Independent whose goal is to keep Nevadans informed, also in Spanish, about our economy during the pandemic.