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Posted on: May 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] A Message from Mayor Roy Edgington Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

Please see the following message from Mayor Roy Edgington regarding the latest update on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Hello Fernley, this is your Mayor, Roy Edgington with an important update regarding the Phase One re-opening. Yesterday Governor Sisolak presented an update outlining Phase One, the Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada. Several guidelines and protocols were outlined for individuals and businesses. Phase One will begin on Saturday, May 9th.

City Hall will continue to be closed to the public for face-to-face business and all non-essential services, however, we are still open for business. As a reminder, all City Departments can be contacted over the phone or via e-mail. Please head to our website at where you can find a list of department phone numbers and email contacts.

City parks, baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, skate park, and open space areas/trails will be opened to the public as long as users of the facilities are following social distancing guidelines and do not congregate in groups of 10 or more persons. Park equipment such as playground equipment, slides, and swings will remain closed.

Per the Phase One Statewide Standards: FACE COVERINGS are strongly encouraged in public and when around persons from other households. All Nevadans are encouraged to continue STAYING AT HOME and limit trips outside of their homes as much as practicable to mitigate the spread of the virus.

ALL VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS should continue to shelter in place. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practical, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents.

If you have tested positive for the virus, an individual must QUARANTINE and stay at home for two weeks.

If you have come in CONTACT OF AN INDIVIDUAL who tested positive for the virus, an individual must quarantine and stay at home for two weeks, or until a negative test result has been received.

Remember to maintain at least SIX FEET OF SOCIAL DISTANCING per person for non-household members at all times.
Nevadans must continue to LIMIT PUBLIC & PRIVATE GATHERINGS TO 10 or fewer people, unless individuals live in the same household.

AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL and adhere to self-quarantine and monitor health for 14 days after arriving or returning to Nevada.

All essential and non-essential businesses opening or continuing operations in Phase One must adopt measures according to NV OSHA. All employers shall require employees who interact with the public to wear FACE COVERINGS, to the maximum extent practicable. A template for businesses to develop a plan will be posted and available for businesses to use for re-opening.

To review the Phase One Outline in its entirety, go to the City’s website at or to our Facebook page.

We know the sacrifices during this pandemic have been significant for many of us, both personally and professionally.

We are looking forward to entering Phase One of reopening Nevada. But please, remember to follow the outlined precautions and requirements. We ask that you continue social distancing, washing your hands, and practicing the other safety measures to remain safe and healthy. Please continue to be diligent in the recommended safety protocol, for your own health and your family’s health. Thank you for your time, stay safe and stay healthy.

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