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City of Fernley News Flash

Posted on: April 17, 2020


To view the video message from Mayor Edgington, click on the link at the bottom of this transcription.

Hello, I’m Roy Edgington, Mayor of Fernley. I wanted to take a few minutes to cover some frequently asked questions and topics that have come up as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Many residents have asked for information regarding positive cases, specifically wanting to know of how many positive cases in Fernley.
Unfortunately, that information is not available and here’s why: Fernley is within Lyon County, and Lyon County is part of the Quad County Emergency Operations Center. This consists of Lyon, Storey, Douglas and Carson counties. As such, Fernley follows the Quad County direction and protocol. The Quad County EOC will not publicize the communities with a positive test to protect the privacy of the patient and be in compliance with privacy laws.

Are the City parks closed?
Yes, I’m sorry to report that all city parks were closed effective April 9th. The reason for this was to be in compliance with the Governor’s emergency directive he issued that included the closure of recreational and sporting venues.

Are City Council meetings still happening?
Yes, we are still holding City Council meetings on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Following Governor Sisolak’s sixth emergency directive issued on March 22nd, City Hall is closed to the public, however, the City is still live streaming, audio only, all Council Meetings, they can be heard over any mobile device, tablet, or computer. The public will have the ability to be heard by submitting a comment or question to be read into the record during the meeting. You can email all questions or comments to

The City Clerk will read your comments and questions into the record. As a reminder there are two opportunities for public comment, once at the beginning of the Council meeting, and second before the meeting adjournment.

To view the Council meetings, head to our website at and click on “How Do I” where you will see “View Council Meeting.”

I want to thank every resident in Fernley for continuing to follow the CDC guidelines, stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy.

Video Message from Mayor Edgington
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