0624 wear masks for nevada

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has announced that he has signed a directive requiring all people to wear face coverings while in public, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

This will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 25. The governor provided an update on the state's COVID-19 response and reopening plans at a press conference in Carson City on Wednesday.

"For Nevada to stay open, we must make face coverings a part of our daily lives," Sisolak said. 

He added that the mandate had an enforcement element, but he did not intend it to result in fines or arrest. He said that the state would use the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, local licensing agencies and regulating authorities to help with enforcement.

"The last thing I want is for monetary fines or criminal penalties to be imposed on Nevadans, which is why I strongly encourage everyone to follow this directive," Sisolak said. 

There are exceptions in the directive for people who have difficulty breathing when wearing a mask, a disability that prevents wearing one, and for children 2 to 9 years old.  

The governor also clarified that Nevada would not be moving into Phase 3 until the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases stabilizes and shows a downward trajectory. The state has has a 4-week upward trend in new daily cases. 

On Tuesday, the state reported its highest single-day increase of new cases, with 462 newly reported coronavirus cases. 

Sisolak also addressed criticism of photos of him not wearing a face covering while at a restaurant in Henderson. 

"Unfortunately and inexcusably, I also made an error in judgement while out to dinner with my wife where I was photographed not wearing a mask. It was an error and it was inexcusable," he said. "Every hour there are photographs and videos posted of large, unmasked clusters of people."

The governor also emphasized that wearing face coverings should not be seen as a political partisan decision, but rather a medical necessity based on guidance from health officials. 

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(57) comments

Burt&Ernie

Went up to the Mt. Charleston / Lee Canyon area last weekend for the cooler temps and most of the park picnickers weren't wearing masks.

PI4U

Funny he didn't mandate when we had the protestors. A mask is only okay if you're not rioting or protesting. I won't boycott businesses who support our rights and freedoms. Did you guys see the comedic proposal for the school schedule? It's a joke. If approved I'm keeping my kids home and homeschooling them.

Stop voting Democrat! Ya'll see what happens when you do.....

qwerty123

Home schooling was one of the options proposed. What schedule would you have rather seen from the district? The current 2 days at school 3 days online option is not the worst I've heard but it could be improved. Would you rather see 4 half days on campus and one fully online, or maybe an alternating week schedule where students spend one week at school and the next online, or something else?

Voz de Razon

Right there with you!

Voz de Razon

https://youtu.be/L98OyepXgHE

Voz de Razon

So we have a de facto dictator. Any whim Sissy Lack has, we must kowtow and obey?

No checks nor balances as far as the eye can see.

People were seeing the PLAN-demic for what it was and since no one fears it anymore, he had to remind us.

OBEY MY AUTHORITY, PEASANTS!

qwerty123

While I disagree with most of your conclusions I do agree there is a lack of checks and balances currently in Nevada. This problem stems from our state constitution that only has the legislature meet once every other year and when the governor calls a special session. This might have worked well in a sparsely populated state in the 19th century, but as our population grows we should amend our constitution to include annual legislative sessions which could be used to check the power of the executive branch.

Voz de Razon

And they get paid for a bianual job?

qwerty123

Yes, but they are only paid for the days they are in session; $149 per day. We would have to pay them for more days if we had them in session longer, but I think it would be worth the money to help keep the executive branch in check.

NCIS

This is what happens when you vote Democrat.

Trump 2020!

Voz de Razon

Nevada refuses to learn. 🥺

stevef321

I'm not wearing a face diaper. Comrade Sisolak can mandate all he wants.

Foofooranger

Exactly.

AmericaFirst

This from a state that will not prosecute a person for torching a police car!

MicheleR58

This is not SPAM and IF Fox5 does NOT publish it, I will turn them over

WHAAAAT:

BREAKING: Oregon County Issues Order Requiring Only White People Wear Masks And Non-White People Are Exempt,

NY Post Reports

By Jennie Cotrinski -June 24, 2020

Only white people are required to wear masks in Lincoln County, Oregon.

No, that is not a Babylon Bee or Onion headline. This is real life. Real life in 2020, anyway.

From The New York Post:Such as it is

Lincoln County, Oregon, has exempted non-white people from a new order requiring that face coverings be worn in public — to prevent racial profiling.

Health officials announced last week residents must wear face coverings in public settings where they may come within six feet of another individual who is not from the same household.

But people of color do not have to follow the new rule if they have “heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment” over wearing the masks, officials said.

“No person shall intimidate or harass people who do not comply,” health officials said.

“For many black people, deciding whether or not to wear a bandanna in public to protect themselves and others from contracting coronavirus is a lose-lose situation that can result in life-threatening consequences either way,” ReNika Moore, director of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program, told CNN.

This is so confusing. Is COVID-19 a deadly virus that we must avoid, or not? It seems like the level of danger is dependent upon… politics. If you are rioting for leftist causes? Not dangerous. If you are protesting for your basic freedom to work and associate? Very dangerous. Are you white? Then it’s very dangerous. Are you black? Well, then it really depends on what agenda you are trying to push.

This decision by Lincoln County, Oregon is very puzzling. I’ve read so much about how black people are more likely to die from COVID-19 because of racism. And now we have a county telling black people they don’t have to wear a mask.

In addition to being a puzzling decision, it’s also very racist! This county should be sued by any white person who does not want to wear a mask and is forced to do so. It’s also very racist against black people. Lincoln County basically assumes that people of color look like criminals in masks. Sounds like they are the people with a problem with racial stereotypes. We are in a “pandemic,” so wearing a mask right now is the least suspicious thing ever!

Whatever happened to equal treatment under the law?

advancedlockwork

So now because of a few people acting irresponsibly, all the rest that have a good understanding of how viruses spread, stay away from those situations and conditions (the vast majority) must comply with a broad sweeping, dubious, draconian mandate. This will likely cause more unemployment and frighten people away from Nevada. Great numbers of reservation cancellations have likely already begun. It will help address the issue in those situations which the virus can easily spread. Everywhere else will be as it was.

MicheleR58

That would have to include Sisolak. He has been SEEN around town WITHOUT his mask ON. Comprehende?

Foofooranger

So don’t comply. Who is going to enforce this? It is not a law.

DanieH

Home of the Brave and Land of the Not So Free!

I really feel bad for Nevada business owners. I can tell from reading the comments that I am not the only person who will not be wearing a mask which means my family and I will no longer be able to support our local restaurants, shops, etc... And its no fault of theirs, they are just following orders.

Sisolak is burying us deeper and deeper and for what? Nevada has population of 3.08 million people and we have had 497 deaths. I am terrible at math so I could be wrong, but I believe that is .017% death rate.

Recall Sisolak!!

Foofooranger

No one says the businesses have to comply. This is not law it’s the capricious mandates from a would be dictator.

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John de Robeck

bullshit

Rebel Without A Mask

This is all democrat subterfuge to hijack the election and force mail-in voting. This virus is a flu bug that hasn't killed anywhere near the "regular" flu has. The CDC was padding statistics and later admitted to it. This isn't a deadly virus pandemic. It's a seasonal flu. I have never worn a mask, and I will never wear a mask. The governor's "directive" is not law. The Constitution is law. I also am disheartened to see the number of brainwashed sheep out there who believe everything fake news tells them.

The Recall Sisolak petition is rapidly gaining speed. I can't wait until this thing is out of office.

John de Robeck

without a Clue.

Foofooranger

Where are the petitions?

NCIS

Steve is a loser who can’t even pay unemployment to people after four months.

60,000 suing for that alone plus thousands more for this.

Take your mask order and shove it,

I’m not wearing one.

MicheleR58

We aren't either. He is causing the demise of this city and its going to go down. Oh, I forgot.... many of those whom work in Casino's are crying like SHEEP to MAKE people wear the mask. Baa Baa

Foofooranger

All those illegals who brought incurable TB to our state are now worried about catching the flu. That’s just perfect.

Sydewaze

[beam] My favorite part was when he talked about the budget shortfall. That is AWESOME NEWS!!! Nice to know, I mean, REALLY nice to know that after all the outrageous fines, fees and sales taxes you all have ripping people off to get, all the money you wasted on that lovely highway and roadside art and after you promised that if we legalized weed, the proceeds would go to schools (and that never happened). Who is holding the bag of popcorn now? Let it all burn, you have it coming.

life is a lie

an Executive Order does not apply to private humans there will be tons of law suits the ones the media does not cover just check out the ada/doj complaint site, Ive filed 3 myself and one just sent me a check, this is all fraud!! this guy must be on some good stuff, governors cannot make anyone do anything!! read your laws people!!

Foofooranger

Exactly. Do not comply do not submit. If a business is wants to turn you away then it is their funeral. They can’t shut everyone down the state needs business to pay taxes and collect sales tax for them. What is the state gonna do? Nothing.

Voz de Razon

How can I join in on that?

It HAS to be done to rein Herr Sisolak in.

seanwally

I am glad Sisolak required masks because people just don't understand the harm this virus does and how vicious of a death it is. It is the duty of all who see anyone not wearing a mask to call it to the attention of the establishment and agencies who will enforce this law. IT is for the safety of all Nevadans period!

AmericaFirst

He should have outlawed protests and riots! But no, liberals pander to blacks and other idiot white liberals.

Foofooranger

You are wrong. Learn how diseases work.

MicheleR58

Excuse me...but it is NOT a LAW. You can NOT FORCE it on ANYONE.

MicheleR58

WHAAAAT:

BREAKING: Oregon County Issues Order Requiring Only White People Wear Masks And Non-White People Are Exempt,

NY Post Reports

By Jennie Cotrinski -June 24, 2020

Only white people are required to wear masks in Lincoln County, Oregon.

No, that is not a Babylon Bee or Onion headline. This is real life. Real life in 2020, anyway.

From The New York Post:Such as it is

Lincoln County, Oregon, has exempted non-white people from a new order requiring that face coverings be worn in public — to prevent racial profiling.

Health officials announced last week residents must wear face coverings in public settings where they may come within six feet of another individual who is not from the same household.

But people of color do not have to follow the new rule if they have “heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment” over wearing the masks, officials said.

“No person shall intimidate or harass people who do not comply,” health officials said.

“For many black people, deciding whether or not to wear a bandanna in public to protect themselves and others from contracting coronavirus is a lose-lose situation that can result in life-threatening consequences either way,” ReNika Moore, director of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program, told CNN.

This is so confusing. Is COVID-19 a deadly virus that we must avoid, or not? It seems like the level of danger is dependent upon… politics. If you are rioting for leftist causes? Not dangerous. If you are protesting for your basic freedom to work and associate? Very dangerous. Are you white? Then it’s very dangerous. Are you black? Well, then it really depends on what agenda you are trying to push.

This decision by Lincoln County, Oregon is very puzzling. I’ve read so much about how black people are more likely to die from COVID-19 because of racism. And now we have a county telling black people they don’t have to wear a mask.

In addition to being a puzzling decision, it’s also very racist! This county should be sued by any white person who does not want to wear a mask and is forced to do so. It’s also very racist against black people. Lincoln County basically assumes that people of color look like criminals in masks. Sounds like they are the people with a problem with racial stereotypes. We are in a “pandemic,” so wearing a mask right now is the least suspicious thing ever!

Whatever happened to equal treatment under the law?

Nevermore

Okay, Karen.

Nevermore

If you have a medical condition and cannot wear a mask. Nobody can make you wear a mask. You are not required to tell them What your condition is. This is under the Americans with disability Act (ADA) Reporting# 800-514-0301. Karma is coming for you sisolak.

endoxazo

I totally agree with what the governor stated about masks. I only wish he would have mentioned church services as well. So many people at church do not wear masks because they believe that God will protect THEM. Where I go masks and social distancing is not practiced or advised. Gloves and hand sanitizer are available, but it frosts me to see so many Christians who should know better hugging and kissing others. I am so glad he made this mandate however sad it is that he was left with no choice but to mandate wearing masks.

NevadaQTruth

Hmm, so your saying you are going to a church and seeing these people not wearing masks, have you reviewed this with you clergy? I suggest you go to another church that alines more with your spiritual goals. Based on your comment your fellowship is lacking.

Nevermore

How sanctimonious of you.

Foofooranger

So you think wearing a mask is going to change God’s plan for you?

NevadaQTruth

This governor is playing the AOC / Democrat playbook. No truthful metrics, his staff is a bunch appointees without answers and this state is going to go broke fast. Layoffs coming, businesses will close and no one will come here for conventions. His staff has no data just BS. Contact tracing is the first step to big brother watching you. This is county is truly screwed. I was wearing a mask as a courtesy to others, now it turning into something much worse. Not good.

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MicheleR58

He is NOT a GOD. He may have supposedly helped YOU. But, that doesn't make him GOD and I am sure that he is uncomfortable with that status.

qwerty123

Let's take a step back from the shouting. First of all I am not a fan of the governor, but he is not a communist, he's barely a Democrat, 40 years ago he would have landed solidly in the Republican category. Also if we made every person who forgot to wear a mask one time resign our unemployment rate would be 98%. The president often goes out without a mask and now one is asking him resign over it.

MicheleR58

The President is doing the right thing and the CDC did state the use of wearing a mask...go read it. People do have rights. Sisolak is done.

NEVERFORGET

Your right about the mask.If we are at risk wear a mask. I sometimes forget mine and I wear it around others when needed especially shopping. Sisolak is under alot of pressure from both DEMS and REP. Let's wait and see how this turns out in another two weeks for him on stalling the reopening. Can you believe we are still in an early PHASE 2 ??? WOW.....

NevadaQTruth

However he is a clueless wonder. His staff has no answers again during a press conference. He is definitely a lock step marching, union boot licking, Democrat. And 40 years ago he would have been having cocktails with Robert Byrd and Harry Reid. Facts do Matter !

qwerty123

Facts do matter, that is why I never write anything knowingly false or attempt to mislead in any of my comments. Yes, many republicans had cocktails with Harry Reid 40 years ago when he was chair of the gaming commission. There used to be a stronger sense of bipartisanship in government and a loyalty to one's country before their party. When Reid was first elected to congress he was the lone deomcrat representing our state, the republicans from Nevada took him under their wing bonding as Nevadans first before party affiliations. In the late 70s both parties united together to derail the Carter presidency and more recently Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Antonin Scalia were the closest of friends despite being the most liberal and conservative justices on the court.

Voz de Razon

I applaud the President for not wearing a mask. I don't have a problem with Sissy Lack not wearing one either. Just don't FORCE ANYONE to wear a mask.

Remember that in the beginning they sold this as "temporary to FLATTEN THE CURVE". They knew everyone was going to get sick. They just didn't want it happening all at the same time.

Now they act like no one can ever get sick again without the world screeching to a halt.

Mediumjeep

The big headed communist ,must have gotten his soros / holder updated playbook updated ? Worthless scum!

sisolakisascumbag

Corrupt, Communist trash paid to ruin Nevada and turn it into Oakland on welfare.

MicheleR58

He better NOT mandate mask! Not after he was caught not wearing his , all nice and cozy in a restaurant, and no social distancing. Resign NOW!

Rebel Without A Mask

He did, but I agree with you and I won't wear one.

Foofooranger

Hahaha. And who is going to enforce your BS little mandate?

DarkspARCS

His threat against businesses is what is going to enforce his dictatorship

DarkspARCS

He did it and his fat jowles are jiggling about it

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