Anyone headed to a County community center, permit office or any other County building is reminded to wear a face covering and practice social distancing in order to comply with the governor's directive aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus.
An appropriate face covering fully covers a person's nose and mouth, and could be a homemade cloth covering, scarf, bandana, or surgical mask.
Visitors to County buildings who do not have a face covering may be asked to leave.
Like the general public, County employees are required to wear face coverings whenever they are in public areas in County buildings including in lobbies, elevators, breakrooms, and meeting rooms.
There are some limited exemptions to the face covering mandate, for example those with a medical condition that affects their ability to wear a face covering. For more information about the mandate and other coronavirus topics, visit www.nvhealthresponse.nv.gov.
Wearing a face covering is believed to be one of the most effective ways people can limit the spread of the coronavirus, largely because it makes it more difficult for someone who has the virus to transmit it to another person. This is especially beneficial in situations where an infected person is asymptomatic and does not know they should be quarantined.
People are also reminded to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, avoid large gatherings and stay home when you are sick, and to practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet away from others when you are out in public. Following these directives and health guidelines will help limit the spread of the coronavirus, which is critical to being able to keep businesses and government offices open to the public.