Governor, First Lady of Nevada issue statement on Halloween activities at the Mansion

Carson City, NV - October 14, 2020

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak and First Lady of Nevada Kathy Sisolak issued the following statement concerning Halloween activities that traditionally take place annually at the Governor’s Mansion.

At this time, the Nevada Governor's Mansion is experiencing low staffing levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to keep staff and visitors safe, the annual Halloween Festivities at the mansion will not take place this year. Robust staffing would be required in order to ensure the safety of the thousands of Nevadans who typically attend this traditional event.

The Governor and First Lady have ensured that the mansion continue to be decorated in the festive Halloween spirit. They encourage all Nevadans, especially those who typically attend this yearly celebration at the mansion, to celebrate safely in their communities and review the Halloween Safety guidance issued by Nevada Health Response here.

"The First Lady and I are disappointed that the annual Halloween trick-or-treating event at the mansion will not be able to take place this year," said Gov. Steve Sisolak. "Last year we hosted our first Halloween at the mansion and will cherish those memories for a lifetime. However, at this time, we made the decision that protecting the health and safety of the limited staff at the mansion and our fellow Nevadans must be our top priority. We encourage all Nevadans to safely celebrate this year and we look forward to welcoming everyone back next year for the biggest and best Halloween yet."

Additionally, Nevada Health Response today issued recommendations and guidance for celebrating Halloween and Día de los Muertos.
Copies of the recommendations and guidance are attached to this email.