On February 10, 2022, the Eighth Judicial District Court filed an order in the administrative matter of rescinding Administrative Orders 21-05 and 22-02 in response to COVID-19. See Administrative Order 22-04.
Per the order signed by Chief Judge Linda Marie Bell,
“This order continues the District Court’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic Administrative Order 21-05, which reinstated face coverings, is rescinded. And Administrative Order 22-02, which paused lengthy jury trials, is rescinded. The operative Administrative Order are 21-04, as modified below, and 21-09 regarding all court operations in response to COVID 19.
Consistent with Declaration of Emergency Directive 052, this order strikes the mask requirements found in AO 21-04. District Court Administration shall monitor Nevada OSHA’s guidance and take appropriate action in providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees and the public we serve. District Court Administration shall further review screening protocols at the entrances of all District Court facilities and the COVID-19 Jury Trial Plan in light of Emergency Directive 052.
Although masks are no longer required, there may be circumstances in which it is prudent to wear masks, and this order does not prevent any individual from wearing a mask. And no individual may be asked to remove a mask except briefly for identification purposes at trial. See e.g., In re Modifying Guardianship Procedures And Assignment Of Minor’s Compromise Proceedings, Admin. Ord. 22-01 (Jan. 6, 2022), http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/res/rules-and-orders/2022-01-07_09_21_57_administrative%20order%2022-01.pdf (stating proceedings involve vulnerable populations with underlying medical conditions).
This order takes effect upon filing and shall be reviewed no later than every 30 days an shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded by a subsequent order.”
To find Administrative Order 22-04 and related administrative orders, visit the court’s website at http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/general/court-rules-and-administrative-orders/#Administrative%20Orders.