Gov. Sisolak implements Stay at Home 2.0 for Nevadans
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - Governor Steve Sisolak delivered another sobering message to Nevadans Tuesday evening. Based on current trends, several Nevada counties have been at risk of elevated transmission for the past several weeks, including Washoe County which has been flagged for 7 weeks straight. The Governor pointed out that the Silver State is averaging around 1,326 cases per day. He urged Nevadans to change their behavior.
For the next two weeks, Governor Sisolak will implement what he called “Stay at Home 2.0.” He asked people to stay at home as much as possible and to not leave the house unless it is necessary. The Governor also encouraged community members to limit exposure to people outside their household and utilize curbside services for businesses as much as possible.
Governor Sisolak also discussed what the workplace should look like for local businesses over the next 14 days. He is asking that employers allow their staff to work from home, and if they are required to be in the office they must wear a mask at all times. The Governor recommended that local governments should increase enforcement among businesses to ensure that they are following safety protocols.
Dr. Tony Slonim, President and CEO of Renown Health, also spoke at the press conference and echoed the Governor’s statements. He spoke about losing his father to COVID-19 earlier this year and said people are being hospitalized and dying at a greater rate than ever before. Dr. Slonim went on to urge people to wear masks and stay home.
Governor Sisolak said he will be forced to take stronger action and implement more restrictions if Nevada does not change the upward trajectory of cases in two weeks.
During his last press conference in October, Governor Sisolak urged Nevadans to change the trajectory of what he called an alarming trend in our state in regards to rising COVID-19 cases.
You can watch the full address in the linked video above and on the KOLO 8 News Now Facebook page.
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