Governor Issues Revised Emergency Directive on Face Masks

Face masks and hand sanitizer

This week, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a revised Emergency Directive related to face masks (view the governor’s news release here).

This directive amends a previous Emergency Directive that automatically implements Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding mask wearing by adding a grace period of three days for compliance with any newly released guidance.

The CDC guidance released this week “added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.” Per the updated Emergency Directive, this updated guidance went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 30.

At this time, 12 Nevada counties have been labeled as “substantial” or “high” transmission with respect to COVID-19 and trigger the updated CDC guidance. These include the counties of Carson (Carson City), Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Washoe, and White Pine.

For background and context on face mask policy regarding the state’s most populous county (Clark), you can view the Nevada Credit Union League's most recent update we communicated on July 21.

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