CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — Gov. Steve Sisolak revealed his roadmap to recovery for the State of Nevada during a press conference Thursday.
Sisolak shed more light on Phase 1 and Phase 2 of reopening the state, and it seems to be more fluid rather than having solid dates.
The stay-at-home directive was extended to May 15, and some restrictions have eased, including:
- Retail businesses, including dispensaries, can operate curbside
- Drive-in services are allowed for places of worship
- Some sports are allowed, life golf, tennis and pickleball
Sisolak said at this time, casinos will remain closed, and will not open at the beginning of Phase One. All final decisions on their reopening will be determined by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Phase One will begin on or before May 15. Sisolak outlined what he wants to see during this timeframe:
- Continued strict social distancing
- Face coverings
- Nevadans to stay at home as much as possible
- Avoid all non-essential travel
- Vulnerable populations, like the elderly or those with weakened immune systems, to stay at home
Bars and nightclubs will also remain closed, along with malls.
Sporting events, large gatherings in places of worship and concerts will not be allowed.
8 News Now knows many of our viewers will continue to be affected by unemployment, so the I-Team asked Sisolak about current system issues.
He said staffing is being added to help address that. He also mentioned the new director of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, or DETR.
As the state gradually reopens, Sisolak said his team will look at the status of our healthcare system and testing will be expanded.