Nevada Governor Sisolak: Stay home for next 2 weeks

Stay-at-Home 2.0 plan is considered "one last try" to slow COVID in Nevada

Paul Ihander
November 10, 2020 - 6:55 pm
 Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a news conference on the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on March 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Tuesday night asked Nevadans to try to stay home for the next two weeks in hopes of slowing down the COVID-19 spread in the state.  He called it the "Stay-at-Home 2.0" order, where he's encouraging people to stay home as much as possible to keep COVID at bay and reduce the burden on the state health care system.  The Governor also asked businesses to have employees tele-work as much as possible and wants local governments to step up mask and social enforcement.

He says airports in Las Vegas and Reno also need to step up mask enforcement, as he's seen first hand the number of people improperly wearing masks or removing them as they arrive into the terminals.

The recommendations from Sisolak arrive on the same night Wisconsin's Governor asked his state to do the same. 

Nevada's move also comes 48 hours after neighboring Utah, where COVID cases have sent hospitalizations into historic territory, declared a state of emergency and put in place a mandatory mask mandate for anyone in public.