Governor Sisolak extends Statewide “pause,” announces evictions moratorium

CARSON CITY, NV - December 13, 2020

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced the State will be extending the restrictions in place under the current “Pause” in Nevada for the next month – through January 15.

This statewide “Pause” implemented strict mitigation measures in an effort to both protect lives and protect the State’s fragile economy. Under this Pause, capacity is limited to 25 percent at many businesses, including restaurants, bars, casinos floors, and gyms.

Additionally, public gatherings are capped at 50 individuals or 25 percent capacity, whichever is less – and private, residential gatherings are limited to 10 people max from no more than two households.

As always, the State will continue to monitor and evaluate our current situation to determine whether different actions need to be taken. If officials and experts agree that Nevada’s trends are going beyond our ability to respond, the State will have no choice but to implement new measures.

Additionally, Governor Sisolak announced one more public health mitigation measure -- tomorrow he will be signing a directive that will place a moratorium on most residential evictions in Nevada, through March 31. The moratorium will apply to tenants unable to pay rent and will not prohibit certain evictions; including for example, lease breaches for things like unlawful activity or nuisance.

“With the extension of this pause, the evictions moratorium, the cooperation of Nevadans and a vaccine on the horizon, I am hopeful we can continue to stand together in this fight against the virus,” the Governor said. “We are fighting the virus, we cannot fight one another.”

The evictions moratorium directive and other related guidance documents will be released tomorrow.

copy of the Governor’s prepared remarks are attached to this email.