On May 7, 2020, Governor Sisolak announced that Nevada would move into Phase 1 of the Nevada United Roadmap to Recovery beginning on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Among the businesses that were allowed to reopen in Phase 1, with certain restrictions, were restaurants, hair and nail salons, retail establishments, furniture showrooms, automobile dealerships, and others.

Shortly thereafter, Governor Sisolak released general guidelines and protocols for individuals and businesses during Phase 1. Some of those general guidelines are summarized below:

Statewide Standard for Individuals

  • Face coverings are strongly encouraged in public and when around persons in other households
  • Vulnerable individuals should continue to shelter in place
  • Maintain at least six feet of social distancing at all times and limit public and private gathers to 10 or less people unless they live in the same household
  • Avoid non-essential travel and self-quarantine and monitor health for 14 days after returning

Statewide Standards for Businesses & Employers

  • All essential and non-essential businesses open during Phase 1 must adopt measures promulgated by Nevada OSHA
  • Employers shall require employees who interact with the public to wear face coverings, to the maximum extent practicable
  • Businesses should encourage customers to wear face coverings
  • Have employees return to work in phases and continue to encourage telework when feasible

But what about more specific guidance for the types of businesses he listed in his announcement? Some guidance was provided in the general guidelines released following the announcement. However, more industry-specific guidance has been issued to assist businesses allowed to open (or continue operating if they have been open) in understanding under what conditions they were allowed to be open.

Members can download detailed guidance for the following industries, including what is mandatory versus best practice, on our Member Portal along with other COVID-19 resources.


Banking & Financial Services

Drive-In Operations

Food Establishments

Hair Salons

Real Estate

Transportation, Courier & Warehousing

Appliance & Furniture Showrooms

Auto Dealerships

Barber Shops & Barber Schools

General Office Environments

Nail Salons

Retail & Consumer Services

Nevada Association of Employers (NAE) is committed to providing you up-to-date information to keep you informed and compliant through the COVID-19 pandemic and after. We are constantly updating our Member Portal with resources to assist you in understanding your obligations as Nevada gets back to business.