Nevada will remain in Phase 2 of the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery. Governor Steve Sisolak signed an emergency directive extending the length of Phase 2 through the end of July. The governor said the directive is in response to an upswing in COVID-19 rates in the state, the time needed to expand contact tracing to identify trends, and to see the impacts of the governor’s new face-covering mandate.
“Flexibility is one of the core principles in our Roadmap to Recovery, precisely to account for the situation we are in now. As I’ve said repeatedly, the virus – and our personal actions to help mitigate its spread- drives the timeline. As a state, we were able to begin reopening because Nevadans were staying home as much as possible, washing hands frequently and maintaining six feet of social distancing. Now, all Nevadans must wear face coverings to help slow the spread as well. We can only stay open if we stay safe.” – Governor Steve Sisolak.