Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Friday that he will be modifying the current restrictions on group gatherings and youth sports next week in response to changing coronavirus trends.
Sisolak’s administration did not provide any details on what those changes will be, but said the governor will hold a press conference some time the week of Sept. 27 to publicize the modifications.
“Under the governor’s direction, state officials with expertise in public health and oversight have been working over the past weeks with his office to review current Statewide Standards and develop updates that will allow Nevada to continue lifting restrictions in a safe and responsible manner,” spokeswoman Meghin Delaney said in a press release. “This has included outreach to businesses, industry groups, faith leaders and more.”
Under Sisolak’s current directive, gatherings of 50 or more people are prohibited statewide. Youth sports are allowed to hold spectator-less practices outside but tournaments and games are prohibited.
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