Our Nevada Health Response Medical Advisory Team has been working around the clock to provide guidance and recommendations on social distancing and other effective ways to address the spread of COVID-19.
The initial guidance they have provided is as follows:
When it comes to gatherings, the risk is not just based on how many people there are, but rather how closely they are gathered and how they are interacting with each other. The risk does not disappear in smaller gatherings. It’s the distance and precautions that will make the difference. With that in mind, Governor Sisolak has issued the following directives to the people of Nevada:
- Any employees who can work from home should do so. While it may not be an ideal situation, it is preferable to having employees unnecessarily spreading disease at work.
- Ill employees must absolutely stay home from work.
- Businesses should take steps to protect employees who must work in person in accordance with social distancing guidance appropriate to the individual workplace.
- Social distancing is not one-size-fits-all. What works for one community in our state will not work for another. There needs to be great focus in the approaches we take to reduce disease transmission.
- Older people, people with underlying health conditions and other high-risk populations should stay at home and avoid unnecessary contact with others.
- To our faith leaders, I respectfully request that if you are unable to provide for social distancing protocols, you consider postponing services for your congregations.
- And finally, I am asking local governments to enforce a new provision of 50 percent or less capacity of any public gathering space presently allowed by the fire marshals. Fewer people in a room with a larger distance between them is the only way to decrease the risk of spread.
As new guidance continues to come out from the CDC, the Medical Advisory Team will work with local health districts and top medical professionals to review and provide recommendations and this page will be updated.