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UPDATE: Gov. Sisolak signs new emergency directive limiting groups in public

Posted: 4:33 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 01:15:36-04
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE: Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an emergency directive related to public gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis.

Nevadans who are not living within the same household, working at or patronizing an essential business or providing essential services may not gather in groups of ten or more in any indoor or outdoor public area.

This measure is aimed at helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada.

“Protecting the health and safety of Nevadans is the top priority during this crisis and we must all band together to stay home for Nevadans. While getting outdoors is a great way to spend the time at home, gathering in large groups increases the likelihood of transmission,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak.

“Please, practice aggressive social distancing and do not congregate in large groups.” Local governments are directed to limit the public’s use of recreational equipment, including playground equipment, basketball courts, volleyball courts and baseball fields. This is the seventh emergency directive signed by Governor Sisolak since declaring a state of emergency on March 12.

The governor also signed emergency regulation restricting drug distribution during COVID-19.

He will also be looking into construction sites and be making a decision about them soon.

ORIGINAL STORY: Gov. Steve Sisolak will be making another announcement today about COVID-19.

The announcement is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Watch the announcement below.

Sisolak signed an emergency regulation earlier today related to the prescription of two drugs that some are saying may help patients with COVID-19.