LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the stay-at-home order will be extended through May 15 with easing restrictions starting May 1.

"This new directive signed today will allow Nevadans expanded outdoor and recreational activities and provide some relief for our small business owners," according to a press release from the governor's office.

These changes include:

  • All retail businesses will be allowed to operate under curbside commerce models, similar to curbside pickup currently allowed for restaurants and eateries
  • This now includes curbside for retail cannabis dispensaries
  • Drive-in services are now permitted for places of worship, as long as congregants stay in a vehicle and maintain at least six feet of social distance from people not in their household
  • Relaxing restrictions on outdoor activities, including golf, pickleball, and tennis, as long as they do it safely and in a way that prevents the spread of COVID-19
Nevada Governor Sisolak

Nevada Governor-elect Steve Sisolak speaks at an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union hall Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sisolak said the above measures are effective May 1. All other directives will be extended through May 15, "or until the state meets the necessary criteria set forth last week and consistent with the White House guidelines to demonstrate the state is making sufficient progress to slow the spread of COVID-19."

The easing of certain restrictions comes with the state meeting "specific benchmarks," said Sisolak, including positive case and hospitalization trends, along with testing and capacity. 

“Nevadans have done an incredible job at staying home for our state, and as we work diligently to meet the reopening criteria, I wanted to begin some initial incremental changes that will make our full transition into Phase 1 smoother and positively impact our communities and small businesses,” said Sisolak in an emailed statement. “Our ability to enter the next phase and any subsequent phase of reopening will be determined by the continued commitment of Nevadans to follow aggressive social distancing guidance and requirements.” 

"Being able to sell. Being able to have revenue coming in, albeit tremendously reduced revenue, but being able to have something to pay their employees with. All those are very positive steps and very positive movement in the right direction," said Maria Bailey, president of the Water Street District Business Association. "The restaurants, the breweries they are able to do curbside already, so it's not a tremendous change in what they are doing and it's probably not going to be enough to help the business that are struggling."

Bailey said they're doing webinars with their businesses to help showcase their merchandise since customers are not allowed inside. "We're also doing social media, encouraging our businesses to do virtual tours on social media."

Salons, barber shops, bars, casinos, "among other things," will stay closed under the extended directive. Essential businesses will stay open and must comply with social distancing standards and other protocols to keep workers and patrons safe. 

On Thursday, Sisolak will outline the projected phases for "reopening" Nevada through the pandemic. 

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(23) comments

The Mark Price is Right

The most important thing to do is to watch the end of Return of the Jedi and then tell your immediate family you love them. Hashtag we are all in this together.

Vegasbrasco

Shocking that he joined and waited to see that the other liberal states were going to do. Las Vegas is completely different from those ****holes and should be managed accordingly.

AmericaFirst

Governor, you are a joke. It is clear that you are telling small businesses to drop dead. You keep them closed while Home Depot has waiting lines to get in! Rainbow has more traffic then ever! Costco is packed with people buying everything from liquor to patio furniture! All you are doing is helping the big businesses that give you campaign contributions!

Battlebornproud

People have NOT been staying home and people WILL CONTINUE TO PEACEFULLY PROTEST THESE UNCONSTITUTIONAL ORDERS PUT IN PLACE BY BIG BABY SISOLAK TO TRY AND IMPRESS THE LOSERS IN CALIFORNIA.

DesertDonna52

What stay at home order? I live in an apartment community and apparently the people living here have heard of no such order. Cars come and go all the time. It's a senior community and even children are running about!

MicheleR58

So? I think it's okay. Give it a rest and let people live their life.

TruthBOMB

"Relaxing restrictions on outdoor activities, including golf, pickleball, and tennis"

- Boy am I glad we can get all of our pickleball leagues up and running again. How about opening Red Rock Canyon again? You know, where it's a vast outdoor expanse?

Vegasbrasco

This would be a horrible idea. Governor s***olak is looking out for us! You might sneeze and give a snake the virus!

Hawks15

Americans do not know the laws. No governor can close ANY business for a matter like this. It has to be an EXECUTIVE ORDER . And EXECUTIVE ORDERS can only be made by the POTUS. Businesses just need to open up on their own and nothing can be done. Also police can not do a thing about it

qwerty123

The 10th Amendment of the US constitution provides all powers not delegated to the federal government, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively and the Nevada Constitution clearly provides the powers Sisolak has used to the governor. James Scrugham, Tasker Oddie, and John Sparks all previously closed businesses under the authority of the Nevada constitution.

NevadaQTruth

All most logical small business people and unemployed people are asking for is guidance. I notice the governor is not reaching into the rainy day fund to help small business, help keep people employed or even helping develop a testing plan like Arizona has... Why has not UNR or UNLV come up with testing plans and even tests like University of Arizona ? Its time for this state to reflect what we are spending our tax dollars on.

Battlebornproud

WE MUST PEACEFULLY PROTEST UNTIL THE ENTIRE STATE AND ALL BUSINESSES ARE COMPLETELY OPERATIONAL!! THIS UNCONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNOR HAS HIS DAYS NUMBERED AND WE MUST TAKE BACK OUR STATE!!

qwerty123

You have the right to protest, but everything the governor has done is clearly allowed under the Nevada Constitution and he is not the first Nevada Governor to use such powers.

Foofooranger

Uhm, I think the US constitution trumps the state constitution. The governor cannot take away anything that is guaranteed in the US constitution.

sarge1776

I find it very interesting that he waits until the day before the original order was to expire to announce the extension. The "Fight for Nevada" recall Governor Sisolack petition has to be turned in by the 14th of May...of course you would have to venture out to a location that is accepting signatures...Hmmm....

Amecselectric

What a joke! This guy is so far in over his head.

Taysky

He can not make a decision, and he is the supposed leader of Nevada, big joke!

Vegasbrasco

Exactly. Had to wait to see what CA was going to do

Malsikcuf

Remember to vote him out of office, he is stomping on our Constitutional rights!

False!

Lol

NevadaQTruth

Yes False, we are laughing at you and look forward to driving by you with your "will work for food sign". Bye Bye little one ...

False!

Your lack of knowledge and lack of understanding what a pandemic is has me laughing too much, don't make me laugh even more at your ridiculous comments hahahhahahaha too funny watching all you cry babies moan on a fox comment section hahahahaha.

While the rest of the world are following guidelines, you lot are crying about it with your tin foil hats on hahahaha boohoo

Foofooranger

Find a recall petition and drag your butt down to sign it. This clown does not deserve to get rich(er) off the citizens of Nevada by staying a full term.

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