As he promised March 12, Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statement Monday allowing full and close contact sports to resume both in high schools and organized leagues and associations.
To do so, all those organizations and school districts must adopt a preparedness and safety plan as set forth in his Directive 34 that was issued March 12.
That plan should include a complete COVID-19 testing and mitigation plan before they can resume practices and competition. They are advised to also consult with their district health officials to develop their plan for returning to play.
The new guidance took effect Tuesday, March 30.
Sisolak also said individual participants in full-contact sports that aren’t organized through a league, club or association, including pickup basketball games, are not required to submit a preparedness and safety plan and not required to be tested for the virus before playing.
The new rules are also outlined in a directive that will be filed on the NVHealthResponse.nv.gov website as Directive 42.