DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE 010 STAY AT HOME ORDER
on March 12, 2020, I, Steve Sisolak, Governor of the State of Nevada issued a Declaration of Emergency to facilitate the State's response to the COVID-19 pandemic;
on March 13, 2020, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to Sec. 501(6) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the "Stafford Act"); and
the World Health Organization (WHO) and United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have advised that there is a correlation between density
of persons gathered and the risk of transmission of COVID-19; and
close proximity to other persons is currently contraindicated by public health and medical best practices to combat COVID-19; and
recreational social gatherings unnecessarily extend periods of interpersonal contact and promulgates spread of COVID-19; and
the rate of community spread of COVID-19 can only be reduced by minimizing contact between infected persons and non-infected persons; and
public health experts and epidemiologists indicate that COVID-19 may spread from infected persons to non-infected persons prior to the expression of symptoms in
the infected person; and
immediate containment of the spread of COVID-19 is vital to protect the Health and Safety of the Nevada public; and
on March 17, 2020, I directed Nevadans to implement physical distancing measures to minimize opportunities for the disease to spread from infected persons to
non-infected persons; and
on March 20, 2020, I issued Directive 003 pursuant to the March 12, 2020 Declaration of Emergency to facilitate the State's response to the COVID-19 pandemic
and ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses, and restricted the activities of essential businesses to reduce opportunities for interpersonal contact
whereby the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 may be spread from infected persons to non-infected persons; and
on March 20, 2020, the Department of Public Safety promulgated emergency regulations defining essential and non-essential businesses, specifically including
Essential Healthcare operations and Essential Infrastructure operations;
on March 24, 2020, I issued Directive 007 pursuant to the March 12, 2020 Declaration of Emergency to facilitate the State's response to the COVID-19 pandemic
and ordered Nevadans to cease congregating in public spaces; and
on March 29, 2020, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, recommended the continuation of limitations on gatherings through April 30, 2020, and
as of March 31, 2020, the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is reporting 1,113 positive cases of COVID-19, and 17 deaths resulting from
the Governor's COVID-19 Medical Advisory Team has advised that Nevada has not yet experienced its peak infection rates of the COVID-19 disease; and
WHEREAS,NRS 414.070 outlines additional powers
delegated to the Governor during the existence of a state of emergency, including without limitation, enforcing all laws and regulations relating to emergency
management and assuming direct operational control of any or all forces, including, without limitation, volunteers and auxiliary staff for emergency management
in the State; providing for and compelling the evacuation of all or part of the population from any stricken or threatened area or areas within the State and to
take such steps as are necessary for the receipt and care of those persons; and performing and exercising such other functions, powers and duties as are necessary
to promote and secure the safety and protection of the civilian population; and
Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides: "The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor
of the State of Nevada;" and
by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Nevada and the United States, and pursuant to the March 12, 2020,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
2020-03-31 Declaration of Emergency Directive 010 Stay at Home
|| The March 12, 2020 Declaration of Emergency is hereby extended to April 30, 2020. All Directives promulgated
pursuant to this Declaration shall be in force for the duration that the Declaration of Emergency shall be in effect, unless specifically terminated
by a subsequent order.
||With limited exceptions identified below, all Nevadans are ordered to stay in their residences. Gatherings of
individuals outside the home is prohibited, subject to the same exceptions.
||Individuals may leave their residences to provide services, perform work necessary, or obtain services from
Essential Healthcare operations (as defined by Section 1 (a) of the March 20, 2020 Emergency Regulations) on behalf of themselves, pets, or those
in their household.
||Individuals may leave their residences to provide services or perform work necessary to the operations of Essential
Infrastructure operations (as defined by Section 1 (b) of the March 20, 2020 Emergency Regulations).
||Individuals may leave their residences to perform work necessary or obtain services or goods necessary from other
Essential Licensed Businesses (as defined by Section 1 of the March 20, 2020 Emergency Regulations).
||This Directive does not prohibit individuals from engaging in outdoor activity, including without limitation,
activities such as hiking, walking, or running, so long as the activity complies with all requirements of Emergency Directive 007, participants
maintain at least 6 feet distancing from other individuals, and individuals do not congregate in groups beyond their household members.
||Individuals experiencing homelessness are exempt from this Directive.
||This Directive shall remain in effect until April 30, 2020, unless renewed by a subsequent Directive promulgated pursuant to the
March 12, 2020 Declaration of Emergency to facilitate the State's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.