Seal of the State of Nevada

PROCLAMATION TERMINATING DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY RELATED TO COVID-19

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, then-President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, 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

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization advises that the novel coronavirus that causes COVID- 19 virus is highly contagious, and spreads through respiratory transmission, and direct and indirect contact with infected persons and surfaces; and

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization advises that transmission occurs through both droplet and airborne transmission, where droplet transmission occurs when a person is in close proximity to someone who is infected with COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, in late December 2020, Nevada began distributing COVID-19 vaccines, and there is now an abundant supply of vaccines; and

WHEREAS, Nevada is receiving regular supplies of monoclonal antibodies and other therapeutics to treat those who contract COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the CDC has identified the "Omicron" variant of COVID-19 and has deemed it a "variant of concern" due to its higher transmissibility; and

WHEREAS, beginning in November 2021, Nevada experienced a surge of COVID-19 cases, and nearly all of those cases are suspected to be the Omicron variant; and

WHEREAS, the number of COVID-19 cases have fallen dramatically since Febma1y 2022; and

WHEREAS, the number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 has substantially declined; and

WHEREAS, through the combined efforts of the State, counties, and local governments, tribal governments, healthcare providers, first responders, business owners, essential workers, and all Nevadans, we are prepared to prevent, treat, and manage COVID-19; an

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:

The Declaration of Emergency for COVID-19 issued on March 12, 2020 is hereby terminated, effective at 12:01 a.m. on May 20, 2022.

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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 18th day of May,, in the year two thousand twenty-two.

GOV, SOS & Bowman