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Gov. Steve Sisolak Plans to Extend Nevada’s Stay-at-Home Directive Into May

The governor also loosens restrictions on curbside pickup at retail stores

The Park MGM and Aria facades feature messages of hope on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Park MGM and Aria facades feature messages of hope on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Gov. Steve Sisolak plans to extend the state’s stay-at-home order beyond April 30, with some relaxed restrictions on curbside pickup.

Sisolak appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday to tease his Roadmap to Recovery, which he plans to release on Thursday, noting that Nevada managed to hamper the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home through half of March and all of April.

Under his new guidelines coming out on Thursday, the governor says retail stores can add curbside pickup with relaxed restrictions, and more outdoor activities at parks will be permitted, although the stay-at-home directive will be extended. Restaurants can continue offering takeout and delivery services, but cannot reopen for dining.

“We just have not reached exactly where we want to get in the downward trajectory. Our statistics have plateaued,” he told Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach.

Nevada has 4,898 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 225 people have died statewide, according to Nevada Health Response. Sisolak says numbers have stabilized and hospitalizations and intensive care hospitalizations have begun to decline.

On Monday, Sisolak announced a partnership with governors in Washington, Oregon, California, and Colorado. The so-called Western States Pact jointly coordinates how states will reopen for business following the lifting of each state’s stay-at-home orders, issued to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Millions of visitors from our fellow Western states travel to Nevada every year as a premier tourism destination, and this partnership will be vital to our immediate recovery and long-term economic comeback,” Sisolak said in a press statement.

Last week, Sisolak announced criteria for slowly reopening nonessential businesses in Nevada. His criteria includes a downward trajectory of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over a 14-day period, the ability for hospitals to maintain capacity, protection for vulnerable populations, and protective measures at businesses.

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