Nevada issues travel advisory

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A near-empty baggage claim at the Las Vegas airport March 17. (Nevada Current file photo)
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A near-empty baggage claim at the Las Vegas airport March 17. (Nevada Current file photo)

Two weeks after closing schools, casinos, and “nonessential” businesses, Nevada has issued a travel advisory.

The advisory urges Nevadans returning to the state to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Travelers from elsewhere are urged to self-quarantine for 14 days or their entire visit, whichever is shorter.

“Travelers and returning Nevadans should not visit any public place or come into contact with those who are not members of their household unit,” said a statement from the governor’s Nevada Health Response office.

The office is also urging Nevadans not to travel for the time being.

“This advisory does not apply to healthcare, public health, public safety, transportation, and food supply essential employees,” the office’s statement said.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.