Carson City Legislature building reopening to public

Nevada Legislature

Nevada Legislature

The Legislative Building is reopening this coming week — with restrictions.

Members of the public, lobbyists and advocates will be able to make a reservation beginning Tuesday to attend a committee meeting or meet with a legislator on or after Thursday, April 15.

Legislative Counsel Director Brenda Erdoes said appointments to enter the building must be received at least 24 hours in advance. The number of people who can attend a committee hearing will be limited to a specific number per committee based on current COVID-19 restrictions. That includes wearing a face mask while in the building.

In addition, each legislator will be authorized to bring in one person each day to meet with the lawmaker in person.

To enter the building, Erdoes said visitors must submit to a free coronavirus test. Testing will run from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day in the mobile units across 5th Street in the parking lot except Wednesday when testing will continue until 6 p.m.

Appointments are available for testing.

In lieu of testing, a visitor can present their vaccine information for verification.

Once a visitor has completed testing or vaccine verification, they will be given a stick-on pass to enter the building. That pass is valid only for the day it was issued.

At that point, the visitor can proceed to the front or rear of the building to pass through the newly installed metal detectors.

In addition, Erdoes said people entering the Nevada Legislature can make an appointment to be vaccinated at the legislative building. Vaccinations will be provided free of charge in the mobile units across 5th Street beginning Monday, April 12. They will be provided Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Appointments can be scheduled at


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