Phase 2 update
Weekly Happenings

COVID19 Phase 2 update

As you know, the Governor canceled his earlier scheduled press conference (due to possible COVID-19 exposure precaution) and instead provided a video message about 45 minutes ago that provided some insight on a Phase 2 reopening plan. His remarks are attached as is a chart of business sectors indicating those in which can/cannot operate or operate with restrictions set forth by the Nevada Health Response team, on behalf of the Governor’s office.
A few items of note from the Phase 2 message:
  • Phase 2 on-track to begin Friday, May 29. Phase 2 to last 2-3 weeks as the state monitors data and evaluates trends/progress
  • On-going encouragement to wear face coverings in public and maintain social distancing.
  • Phase 2 to increase public/private gathering to no more than 50 people, while continuing social distancing.
  • Employees required to wear a face covering.
  • Phase 2 businesses to abide by OSHA and other regulatory authority measures as well
  • Businesses to continuing remaining closed in Phase 2 include:
    • Adult entertainment establishments
    • Brothels
    • Nightclubs and day clubs
    • Live sporting event venues and live performance venues WITH spectators
  • Businesses able to open under Phase 2, with specific guidelines (Governor’s office and LEAP) include: *See attached remarks to verify your industry and specific reopening details currently provided
    • Gyms, fitness facilities and other studios
    • Restaurants and food establishments continue to operate in Phase 2, but bar areas in restaurants may reopen, and bars and taverns that DO NOT serve food may reopen under the same restrictions
    • Salons and/or other businesses that provide aesthetic or other skin services
    • Day and overnight spas
    • Massage services
    • Body art and piercing establishments.
    • Aquatic facilities and swimming pools
    • Water parks
    • Museums, art galleries, zoos and aquariums
    • Indoor venues (ex. movie theaters, bowling alleys and indoor malls) as well as mini golf and amusement parks.
Regarding youth sports, the Governor expects to have a reopening decision to occur at some point during Phase 2.
Regarding gaming, the Governor has set a target reopening date of Thursday, June 4. Currently, the Governor believes June 4 will continue to move forward.
The Governor’s office expects to have reopening guidance posted online this week for all of the above industries.
Battle Mountain Chamber Weekly Happening - Phase 2 update