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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on July 27, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Nevada, we recommend that you visit Nevada Health Response, the Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public and Behavioral Health or Nevada 211.

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Description of Program and Relief

Reopening of Retail Businesses, Restaurants, Cannabis Dispensaries, Cosmetology, and Other Businesses

Pursuant to Emergency Directive 18, Governor Sisolak announced guidance for retail businesses, restaurants, certain cosmetologists, drive-in theaters, drive-in religious services, and cannabis dispensaries who wish to resume in-person operations. Businesses should check for any additional city or county restrictions.

If there are no additional city or county restrictions that apply, effective May 9, 2020, according to Emergency Directive 18:

  • Nail care salons, hair salons, and barber shops licensed by the Nevada Board of Cosmetology or State Barber’s Health and Sanitation Board may reopen to customers subject to certain safety protocols and best practices, including guidance promulgated by NV OSHA.

  • Restaurants and food establishments, including bars and taverns licensed to serve food, may provide onsite dining, with a maximum occupancy limit of 50% of the maximum seating capacity under normal circumstances, excluding bar seating, subject to additional safety protocols and best practices.

  • Breweries, distilleries, and wineries not licensed to serve food may offer curbside delivery, and home delivery where permitted by local code or ordinance. Breweries, distilleries, and wineries may continue all operations necessary to produce products, consistent with worker safety guidance promulgated by NV OSHA.

  • In addition to curbside or home delivery, licensed cannabis dispensaries may engage in retail sales on an in-store basis pursuant to guidance that shall be issued by the Department of Taxation in conjunction with the Cannabis Compliance Board, and subject to all local ordinances or municipal code. Cannabis Dispensaries must also comply with worker safety guidance promulgated by NV OSHA.

Government or Lead Agency

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak

Dates Available

Beginning May 9, 2020

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Eligibility restrictions and requirements vary by business type and are available here. Businesses should check for any additional city or county restrictions.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

To contact the Office of the Governor, click here.

List of Additional Information

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