(UPDATE MAY 29): LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak's office on Friday updated the travel advisory for the state on the first day of Phase 2 reopening.
The state "strongly discourages" those who have tested positive for COVID-19 or those with symptoms to avoid traveling to Nevada, according to a release.
"Nevada is entering Phase 2 of reopening and our gaming properties are on track to reopen as of June 4, as we gradually and cautiously return to a new normal, while continuing to take strong mitigation measures against COVID-19," Sisolak said in a release. "Nevada is a premier travel destination, and will always be a warm and welcoming spot for visitors. We have strong systems in place to help protect Nevadans and our visitors, but continue to urge all those who have tested positive and not yet recovered or who are exhibiting symptoms to avoid travel to the State at this time. We look forward to welcoming back all of the tourists who love Nevada as much as we do in the safest and most responsible way possible."
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Avoid close contact with other people
- Social distance at 6-feet
- Wear a face covering in public
- Cover coughs, sneezes
Sisolak's office suggested those exhibiting symptoms should consult their healthcare providers.
ORIGINAL STORY (MARCH 31):
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a travel advisory for Nevada on Tuesday in the continued effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The advisory urges travelers or returning Nevadans to self-quarantine and monitor their health for 14 days after arriving or returning to the state.
“We know this virus does not spread on its own so we need everyone, Nevadans and travelers, to take preventive measures to help flatten the curve and protect the most vulnerable among us,” said Gov. Sisolak in an emailed media release. “Nevada will always be a welcoming spot for travelers, but out of an abundance of caution, we are asking everyone to Stay Home for Nevada, especially if you have symptoms.”
Travelers are urged to self-quarantine for 14 days or the duration of their trip, whichever is shorter. They should not visit any public places or come in contact with those outside of their household.
Sisolak also urged against nonessential travel, especially in places where CDC advisories have been issued. He said Nevadans who live on state borders should practice "aggressive" social distancing if they have to cross the border for essential daily matters.
The advisory does not apply to healthcare, public health, public safety, transportation, and food supply essential employees, the statement said.
As of Tuesday, there were 1,113 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nevada.
If someone travels to Nevada and is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they are asked to stay in their quarantine location. If they require medical care, they're asked to contact a healthcare provider ahead of time. If they need immediate care, they're asked to call 9-1-1 and explain the symptoms.