Seal of the State of Nevada


WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 disease a pandemic; and

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, combatting the COVID-19 disease requires the coordination of personnel across multiple state and federal agencies, the logistical movement of material, and additional supplementation of personnel coordination of personnel, and

WHEREAS,NRS 412.122 provides that the Governor may in the case of disaster or other substantial threat to life, order into active service of the State for such a period, to such an extent and in such a manner as he or she deems necessary all or any part of the Nevada National Guard; and

WHEREAS, the utilization of the Nevada National Guard's expertise will enhance Nevada's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, through logistical support, access to supplemental equipment, and use of additional trained personnel, as well as potentially making available to Nevada additional federal resources; and

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,


COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency Directive 012 Orders
SECTION 1: The Adjutant General is authorized to order into active duty for the State of Nevada such Nevada National Guard personnel as he deems necessary to assist the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Personnel so employed shall remain under military command at all times. 
SECTION 2: Personnel ordered into service by the Adjutant General shall not include sworn law enforcement officers; first responders; medical personnel directly supporting care, including nursing homes and caregivers; commercial truck drivers, public utility essential personnel, and persons directly supporting the Defense Production Act.
SECTION 3: This Directive shall remain in effect for the duration that the State of Nevada remains under a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or at such time as the Adjutant General determines the need for assistance no longer exists.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 1st day of April, in the year two thousand twenty.

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Governor Sisolak Activates National Guard, Signs Directive to Bring Relief to Healthcare Professionals (4/1/2020)