Senate Bill 4 Update – COVID-19 Regulations Issued For Hotels, Resorts, Casinos And Other Rental Facilities In Clark And Washoe Counties

Volume: 19 | Issue: 56
September 11, 2020

In August, the Nevada Legislature passed Senate Bill 4, prescribing how “public accommodation facilities” in Clark and Washoe counties must respond to COVID-19. The new law, which mandates cleaning standards, COVID-19 protocols, COVID-19 response plans, and workplace postings, requires the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt regulations regarding the law and its enforcement.

The Department of Health has now issued those regulations, setting forth potential fines for violation of the new law and addressing some provisions of the law in more detail. Employers covered by Senate Bill 4 should review the regulations carefully and note the following:

  • employers are required to post at each employee entrance and on bulletin boards a one-page summary of the COVID-19 cleaning standards adopted pursuant to the law’s requirements and a list of key contact persons at public health agencies;
  • employers must make COVID-19 cleaning standards available to employees or their bargaining representatives upon request at no cost; and
  • employers must train employee on ways to prevent and mitigate transmission of COVID-19; training should be documented, and such records should be maintained and made available to the health authority upon request.

The Department of Health is preparing several tools to help employers implement the law’s requirements, including a COVID-19 prevention plan, a summary checklist, and a Southern Nevada Health District contact sheet. These materials should be available next week, and we will provide them to you as soon as we receive them. In the meantime, if you have questions about this new law, please contact a KZA attorney.

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