DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE 009 (REVISED)
WHEREAS, 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; and
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to Sec. 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the "Stafford Act"); and
WHEREAS, 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
WHEREAS, 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 COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, close proximity to other persons is currently contraindicated by public health and medical best practices to combat COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, efforts to treat, prevent, or reduce the spread of COVID-19 may make it medically necessary and reasonable to require individuals to remain in isolation or quarantine at their homes or otherwise remain indoors; and
WHEREAS, for the reasons stated herein, courts across Nevada, in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, have limited their operations to essential matters during the pendency of the COVID-19 pandemic; and
WHEREAS, certain legal actions and proceedings are subject to timelines and requirements that are impracticable during a period of a public health emergency and reduced court operations; and
WHEREAS, certain governmental and quasi-governmental licenses and permits require periodic renewal and may expire during a time when governmental resources necessary for renewal are unavailable or less accessible to the public; and
WHEREAS, NRS 414.060 outlines powers and duties delegated to the Governor during the existence of a state of emergency, including without limitation, directing and controlling the conduct of the general public and the movement and cessation of movement of pedestrians and vehicular traffic during, before and after exercises or an emergency or disaster, public meetings or gatherings; 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
WHEREAS, the Nevada Attorney General opined in Opinion Number 57-336 that "[t]here can be no question but that the Legislature intended to give to the Governor the broadest possible powers consistent with constitutional government in a time of dire emergency"; and
WHEREAS, 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":
NOW, THEREFORE 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 Emergency Declaration,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
2020-04-01 Declaration of Emergency Directive 009 Stay at Home (Revised)
|| Declaration of Emergency Directive 009 dated March 31, 2020 is hereby amended by this Directive, effective April 1, 2020.
||Any specific time limit set by state statute or regulation for the commencement of any legal action is hereby tolled from the date of this Directive until 30 days from the date the state of emergency declared on March 12, 2020 is terminated.
||All licenses and permits issued by the State of Nevada, Boards, Commissions, Agencies, or political subdivisions of the State of Nevada that expire or are set to expire during the period the Declaration of Emergency dated March 12, 2020 is in effect shall be extended for a period of 90 days from the current expiration date, or 90 days from the date the state of emergency declared on March 12, 2020 is
terminated, whichever is later, if reduced government operations due to the state of emergency makes timely renewal of the license or permit impracticable or impossible.
||Any person who is subject to the provisions of NRS 76.130 and whose annual business license renewal fee becomes due during the period the Declaration of Emergency dated March 12, 2020 is in effect shall be entitled to a period of 60 days from the date the state of emergency declared on March 12, 2020 is terminated to pay the fee without suffering any of the consequences or penalties resulting from the application of subsections 4 and 5 of that statute. This provision shall be construed to include the penalties described in Title 7 of NRS for failure to timely file an annual list of the persons with managerial authority or control over a business entity; except that no person who has paid the fee required by NRS 76.130 prior to the due date as extended by this Directive shall be entitled to a refund thereof by virtue of this order.
||This Directive shall remain in effect until the state of emergency declared on March 12, 2020 is terminated or 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.