Nye County Sheriff’s Office

Declaration of Existence for Local Emergency   

FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE: March 25, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

CONTACT: Don Boulden; N.C.S.O. Chaplain Email: sheriff@co.nye.nv.us Non-Emergency Phone: (775)751-7000 PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR CONGREGATION Emergency Only: 911 Email: djboulden@co.nye.nv.us Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Office Phone: 775-764-0982 On behalf of Sheriff Sharon Wehrly and the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to respectfully request of all Faith Leaders to share with your congregations the importance of helping yourself, your family, your businesses, our local churches, and our communities to remain safe from COVID-19, during this year’s Flu season. COVID-19, symptoms are very similar to the Flu. Please recognize this event is not to be reflected upon as a vacation or a holiday away from our regular daily and work routines. Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home when you are sick. Regardless of your work status, an employee who can work from home should do so. This conscious choice is preferable to having employee’s unnecessarily spread disease in our workplaces. Any ill employees should absolutely stay at home. If you own your business, please take the necessary steps to protect your employees who must remain at work in person. Work with our community leaders and community friends in accordance with guidance appropriate to each individual and workplace. Don’t forget to cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw that tissue in the toilet or trash. Clean and disinfect your homes and churches and more frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipers. Clean your cell phones, TV remote controllers, and all other household appliances commonly touched by people. Please wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol base sanitizer that contains a minimum of 60% alcohol often for a minimum of 20-seconds: after using the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose and after coughing or sneezing, and after the use of kitchen utensils. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth after coughing or sneezing. Please use tissue/wipes when opening doors or when using shopping carts at the grocery stores, gas pumps, escalators, and other common objects used by multiple people. This event is not a, “one size fits all,” situation. What may work for one community, may not work for another in the same way. There needs to be a F.O.C.U.S. – F.OREVER O.BEDIENT C.ALLED U.NTO S.ERVICE attitude that reflects the glory of Christ in us and through all of us to do our part, and help to assist to reduce the transmission of this disease; COVID-19. Take care of our elderly whom have underlying health conditions, and who live in other high-risk populations. Encourage them to stay home and avoid unnecessary contact with others to avoid becoming ill themselves. Faith Leaders who are unable to adequately comply with safety guidelines should consider postponing services for your congregations. Many church leaders are using other technological means to tend to the needs of their congregation. We are asking Faith Leaders to comply with safety guidelines and avoid gatherings of more than 10-people in one space location at any time. Always remain 6-feet apart from one another. Fewer people in the room with a larger distance of space between them is the only way to decrease the risk of COVID-19 from spreading. Please take notice, your local law enforcement agencies are now expected to enforce new provisions ordered by their local governments for persons whom may refuse to comply with guidelines outlined to refrain from having public gathering of 10 or more persons; under Nevada Revised Statues: NRS 202.450 & 202.595. Penalties are subject to a Gross Misdemeanor & and/or Felony. Thank you for your attention given to this matter for the safety of all of us, N.C.S.O. Chaplain Don Boulden.