Governor’s Rescission Of COVID-19 Declarations
January 18, 2023
On January 6, 2023, Governor Lombardo issued an Executive Order rescinding “all COVID-19 era declarations, executive orders and emergency directives.”
This Order does not apply to the COVID-19 restrictions and requirements imposed upon public accommodation facilities during the pandemic. Those restrictions were imposed by the Nevada Legislature and became a part of Nevada law. They were amended in 2021 by the Legislature and can be further amended or removed only through the legislative process.
Additionally, the Governor’s Executive Order does not change an employer’s general duty to protect employees from COVID-19, a recognized hazard in the workplace. The latest guidance from Nevada’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NV OSHA) continues to apply to Nevada employers.
The next legislative session in Nevada begins on February 6, 2023. As always, we will keep you posted throughout the session on proposed bills and legislative activity. If you have questions about COVID-19 restrictions or the Governor’s Executive Order, please contact a KZA attorney.
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