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Nevada Gov. Sisolak signs directive to adjust standards on gatherings limits

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Posted at 6:29 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 00:58:19-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Emergency Directive 033 adjusting statewide standards on gatherings and other areas on Wednesday.

The governor announced his intention to sign this new directive at a press conference held Sept. 29.

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The new directive adjusts previous the limitation on gatherings from 50 people to 250 people or 50 percent of occupancy, whichever is less.

This applies to both indoor and outdoor venues, including houses of worship.

As mentioned during Tuesday’s announcement and in the Guidance for Safe Gatherings that was issued, there are processes set forth for expanded capacity for larger venues and conferences or conventions, should additional requirements be met.

Additionally, Directive 033 allows local governments to ease restrictions on public access to playground equipment following consultation with local health authorities.

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It also lifts some prior restrictions on in-person showings and open houses for single-family and multi-family residences, as long as all safety requirements are met.

All of the adjustments outlined above will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 1.

Also, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 5, all businesses and venues subject to capacity limitations shall post signs at public entrances identifying their COVID-19-adjusted capacity, according to the governor's office.

Examples of signage are available to download and print from the Nevada Health Response website.