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CARSON CITY, NV — Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced increased restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID19 in the State. The measures – informed by public health experts, business and economic leaders – go into effect on Tuesday.
The mitigation measures will last for the next three weeks, and the Governor and his administration will continue to monitor the COVID-19 trends in the State during that time frame. The emergency directive formalizing these changes will be issued Monday.
“As your Governor, I am confident that I did all I could to avoid further restrictions and keep us on the path forward, but now I must act,” Governor Sisolak said. “In this defining moment, I implore Nevadans to tap into their independent spirit and consider their own personal responsibility.”
“We decide our distance from others. We decide how long we spend in a high-risk setting. We decide whether to take the simple step of putting on a mask,” he continued. “Nevadans know that if it doesn’t feel safe, then it isn’t safe. And, if it isn’t safe, we shouldn’t be doing it right now. Ultimately, our individual actions decide whether we are going to prioritize getting our children into the classroom, allowing our businesses to operate under safe measures, and protecting our hospital system and healthcare workers.”
Under the new measures, restaurants, bars, gaming operations, gyms, fitness facilities and other businesses and activities will be limited to 25 percent of applicable fire code capacity, down from 50 percent. Retail stores – including grocery stores – will remain at 50 percent of capacity, with strict social distancing and additional monitoring requirements.
Additionally, public gatherings will be limited to no more than 50 people or 25 percent capacity, whichever is less. No large events will be approved during this time frame.
Private gatherings will be limited to no more than 10 people from no more than two separate households, and the State’s face covering requirement will be extended to private gatherings.
Nevadans must wear face coverings at all times, whether indoors or outdoors, when around individuals from outside their households.
The new measures take effect on Tuesday, November 24th , and will last for the next three weeks. During that time frame, the Governor will continue to meet with advisors to evaluate the situation and look for signs of concerns or improvement. A copy of Governor’s prepared remarks, as well as guidance, is attached to this email.
NV SW Pause Information
From the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services
This bulletin describes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for discontinuation of self-isolation for those that have been able to care for themselves at home. It is intended for employers and businesses; health care providers; and public health officials managing persons with COVID-19 (cases that received a positive PCR test for COVID-19) and under isolation who are not in health care settings. This includes, but is not limited to, at home, in a hotel or dormitory room, or in a group isolation facility.
The most recent CDC recommendations, published on July 17, 2020, no longer supports the test based strategy for self-isolated cases. According to CDC, in most cases the test-based strategy is no longer the method of choice for the discontinuation of home isolation, so it should not be used as a requirement for recovered individuals to return to the workplace, unless it has been found by a health care provider to be clinically necessary.
A test-based strategy is no longer recommended to determine when to discontinue home isolation, except in certain circumstances. A test-based strategy may result in prolonged isolation of patients who may continue to shed detectable viral RNA fragments that are no longer infectious.
Symptom-based strategy for patients with mild to moderate* illness who are not severely immunocompromised or persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were able to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and
- At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
- Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved
For patients who are not severely immunocompromised and who were asymptomatic throughout their infection, self-isolation and transmission-based precautions may be discontinued when at least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive viral diagnostic test.
*Mild Illness: Individuals who have any of the various signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, malaise, headache, muscle pain) without shortness of breath, dyspnea, or abnormal chest imaging.
Moderate Illness: Individuals who have evidence of lower respiratory disease by clinical assessment or imaging, and a saturation of oxygen (SpO2) ≥94% on room air at sea level.
Severe Illness: Individuals who have respiratory frequency >30 breaths per minute, SpO2 <94% on room air at sea level (or, for patients with chronic hypoxemia, a decrease from baseline of >3%), ratio of arterial partial pressure of oxygen to fraction of inspired oxygen (PaO2/FiO2) <300 mmHg, or lung infiltrates >50%.
Critical Illness: Individuals who have respiratory failure, septic shock, and/or multiple organ dysfunction.
In pediatric patients, radiographic abnormalities are common and, for the most part, should not be used as the sole criteria to define COVID-19 illness category. Normal values for respiratory rate also vary with age in children, thus hypoxia should be the primary criterion to define severe illness, especially in younger children.
Please Review the CDC Website for Additional Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html
For More Information: Please contact DPBH M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at (775)-684-5911. The after-hours line can be contacted at (775) 400-0333.
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The Nominating Committee for NPFMA has prepared the slate of candidates to be elected for the Board based on nominations and interest of eligible members. We are moving to an electronic format and encourage your participation. Please call us at 702-798-5156 with any questions you may have.
We need your input. Deadline is November 26th.
You may take the submit your online ballot using the button below or click here to download the survey form.
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You are hereby given notice that the Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry, State of Nevada (Division) will conduct a public hearing on proposed permanent regulations amending Chapter 618 of the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. This meeting will be held via a Webex meeting only. Webex allows for video and teleconferencing. Pursuant to Governor Sisolak's March 22, 2020 Declaration of Emergency Directive 006, the requirement contained in NRS 241.023(1)(b), that there be a physical location designated for meetings of public bodies where members of the public are permitted to attend and participate, is suspended in order to mitigate against the possible exposure or transmission of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus).
Accordingly, any person planning to participate in the meeting must participate by using the Webex Access information immediately below.
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Pursuant to NRS 233B.608 and 233B.609, the Division is providing the following statements pertaining to the public hearing on proposed changes to Chapter 618 of NAC. The need and purpose of the proposed revisions to regulations: The Division of Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may adopt regulations to carry out the NRS 618.9901 through 618.9913 (enacted in Assembly Bill 190, chapter 105, Statutes of Nevada 2017, at page 467) for the entertainment industry and NRS 618.9920 through 618.9931 (enacted in Senate Bill 119, chapter 92, Statutes of Nevada 2019, at page 490) for the convention services industry. In addition, the Division is required to adopt regulations approving the OSHA 10/30 courses for certain employees in these industries and setting forth guidelines for job-specific training to qualify as continuing education as provided in NRS 618.9909 for the entertainment industry and NRS 618.9927 for the convention services industry.
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Due to increasing COVID-19 caseload in Nevada, OSHA has updated their enforcement process. You can also view their dashboard that provides detailed information about OSHA’s COVID-19 enforcement efforts. See: http://dir.nv.gov/OSHA/Home/
If you would like free technical assistance on your business reopening safety plan, you may contact the Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) at the following link: https://www.4safenv.state.nv.us/contact-us. You can also call SCATS at (702) 486-9140 in Southern Nevada, (775) 688-3730 in Northern Nevada and (775) 778-3312 in Elko and Northeastern Nevada.
The full letter is available for viewing at: OSHA Enforcement Process Letter
The Nevada Professional Facility Managers Association is seeking qualified candidates for the 2021-2022 Election Cycle of its Board of Directors, the group charged with setting policy and direction for the organization.
We are looking for talented members who are in good standing with the organization. Members who are committed to the success of the organization and its supporters.
The terms of office for the Board of Directors is two years and the board meets monthly and oversees the organizations events and programs.
Now more than ever, we need our Facility Manager members to get involved in shaping policies that will impact NPFMA in the years to come. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone for the NPFMA Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 term please fill out the form below and fax to 702-798-8653 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, September 24, 2020.
For more information about the Nevada Professional Facility Managers Association please visit our website, www.npfma.com or send an email to email@example.com.
If you have any questions or would like to know the necessary qualifications, please email Nomination Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention is sponsoring a web-based training supported by FEMA which is free to all who pre-register.
10 am-12 pm (Pacific)
Building Code Overview, Building Codes-Why They Matter
8 am-12 pm (Pacific)
FEMA P-749, Earthquake-Resistant Design Concepts
Scheduled for Jan. 6-9, 2021, the estimated economic impact of the Consumer Technology Association’s massive show for 2020 was $283.3 million according to the Las Vegas CVA; attendance was 175,000.
Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, CTA, said "Amid the pandemic and growing health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it's just not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person"
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Nevada OSHA has been given enforcement authority for regular and unannounced surveillance of businesses in the community. Several changes to the regular OSHA Enforcement Process will be implemented.
To see the full memorandum from the Nevada Department of Business and Industry Division of Industrial Relations Administrator Victoria Carreon.
Clark County will cover up to $10,000 in back rent, paid directly to the landlord and/or reimburse up to $5,000 for needed public health & safety modifications to business operations. Details about each program can be found by visiting www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/EconomicDevelopment
We will begin accepting applications July 21-August 4, 2020. The applications will be accepted through an online portal powered by ZoomGrants.
Applicants may apply for both grants simultaneously but will need to complete two separate applications.
Any questions can be sent direct to:
Director, Community & Economic DevelopmentClark County Government Center500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, 6th FloorLas Vegas, NV 89155
NPFMA-Nevada Professional Facility Managers AssociationP.O. Box 97993Las Vegas, NV 89193-7993