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Nevada governor reminds locals, visitors of safety measures during Fourth of July holiday

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Posted at 4:16 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 19:26:59-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak urged Nevadans and visitors to stay safe and healthy during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

With an increase in recent cases, it is more important than ever to remember that COVID-19 is still in the community. Over the last few months, holidays and celebrations have resulted in increased case numbers, according to the governor's office.

Friday, Gov. Sisolak reminded Nevadans and visitors it is critically important to wear a face cover when leaving the house and that a mask is not a substitute for social distancing.

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Public health experts also recommend that outdoor activities are generally safer than being in an enclosed space and that while wearing a face-covering Nevadans and visitors should still maintain six feet of space between you and others who are not in your household.

Additionally, the governor's office said for everyone to wash your hands often, and if you do not feel well, you must stay home to protect yourself and others.