Governor Sisolak Ends COVID-19 State of Emergency in Nevada
On Friday, May 20, 2022, the Declaration of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic ended. The State of Emergency declaration had been in place since March 2020 and has allowed the state to respond to challenges brought forward by the unprecedented pandemic. Ending the State of Emergency ends certain flexibilities that were in place to help the state reaction to changing and unknown circumstances.
Mask Directive Rescinded
On Feb. 10, 2022, Governor Steve Sisolak lifted the mask mandate. While the state will no longer require masks in public places, there are locations where Nevadans and visitors may still be asked to wear a mask. Employers and organizations, including school districts, may set their own policies.
Masks and protective equipment requirements in facilities serving vulnerable populations – like hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities – will be overseen at the direction of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. The safety of healthcare staff and patients are our top priority. Teachers and schools will no longer be required to wear masks but school districts will need to work with their local health authorities to have plans in place to deal with outbreaks.
Federally, masks are still mandated in airports as well as on planes, public buses and school buses.
Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Every home in the United States is eligible to order four (4) at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Order tests.