LAS VEGAS (News 4 & Fox 11) — Governor Sisolak gave an update Tuesday regarding proactive steps the State of Nevada is taking to combat COVID-19.
The governor announced an emergency directive prohibiting gatherings of groups of 10 or more in any indoor or outdoor public area.
“Protecting the health and safety of Nevadans is the top priority during this crisis and we must all band together to stay home for Nevadans. While getting outdoors is a great way to spend the time at home, gathering in large groups increases the likelihood of transmission,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “Please, practice aggressive social distancing and do not congregate in large groups.”
The new order limits the public's use of recreational equipment, including playground equipment, basketball courts, volleyball courts and baseball fields. The governor hopes this will mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada.
“Some still don’t understand the severity and are still gathering,” the governor said on Tuesday. “That’s why I signed an emergency directive prohibiting gatherings, including parks, libraries, sports fields and more.”
This is the seventh emergency directive signed by Governor Sisolak since declaring a state of emergency on March 12.
Nevada currently has 321 cases of coronavirus statewide. Additionally, officials with the Southern Nevada Health District have reported 6 deaths from the virus in Clark County.
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