SNHD Publishes Additional SB 4 Guidance
October 15, 2020
The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) has published an industry guidance seeking to clarify Senate Bill 4’s requirements for public accommodation operators in relation to bed linens, daily room cleaning, and employee testing. Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) applies to public accommodation facilities in Clark and Washoe counties and mandates cleaning standards, COVID-19 protocols, COVID-19 response plans, and workplace postings.
The new guidance makes a distinction between cleaning and laundering and recommends that public accommodation operators reduce the amount of bedding placed in each room. It clarifies that SB 4 does not prohibit operators from educating guests about the daily housekeeping requirement and allowing them to determine if they want housekeeping services. “Information can be provided to the guests during check-in or placed in the room informing the guests that if they do not want the service, they can hang the ‘Do Not Disturb’ placard on their doors or other method of declining service.” With regard to employee testing, the guidance simply states, without further explanation, that “[a]ll new employees or employees returning to work must be tested effective August 11, 2020.”
SB’s 4 requirements are also addressed in the regulations adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services interpreting the law, as well as guidance materials published by the SNHD in September. KZA attorneys are available to help you navigate SB 4’s requirements.
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