Update to COVID-19 Guidance Beginning May 1 - Issued 4/20/21
Per Governor Steve Sisolak’s Emergency Directive #044, decisions on capacity limits, social distancing, and other COVID-19 mitigation measures will transition to local authority on May 1, 2021, in accordance with the state’s Roadmap to Recovery.
As a reminder, the statewide mask mandate remains in effect per the Governor’s emergency directive.
Cannabis sales facilities will fall under the category ‘Retail Stores,’ within each local jurisdiction. In addition to local ordinances, the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) reminds cannabis sales facilities to continue adhering to the protocols listed below:
1. Employees who interact with the public are required to wear face coverings.
2. Sales facilities must turn away any customer who refuses to wear a face covering. Curbside pick-up and delivery services are encouraged as alternatives to in-store sales.
3. Limited hand-to-hand transactions, frequent handwashing, and use of disposable gloves with customers is encouraged.
4. All licensees should familiarize themselves and their employees with the most up-to-date local, state, and federal guidelines regarding recommended public health and sanitation practices.
The CCB maintains regulatory authority over all cannabis licensees through this transition. All current cannabis laws, rules and regulations remain in effect.
Health and Safety Resources for Licensees:
Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Directive #044: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Emergency-Directive-044.4-19-21.pdf
Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Directive-044-guidance.pdf
CDC guidance for businesses and employers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
CDC guidance for cleaning and disinfecting facilities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html