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.