Statement Regarding Governor's Mask Directive

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Official Statement Regarding Governor's Mask Directive
Posted on 06/25/2020
Douglas County Sheriff's Office Official Statement Regarding Governor's Mask Directive

Minden, NV- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office recommends that everyone continue to exercise common sense, be aware of CDC guidelines, and the recent directive from the Governor’s Office regarding the wearing of masks, especially high-risk groups.

However, due to the minor nature of the offense, the potential for negative enforcement encounters,  and anticipating the various ways in which the order could be violated, it would be inappropriate  for deputies to criminally enforce the Governors directive.  Accordingly, the Sheriff’s Office will not be doing  so.  Rather, we will continue in an educational capacity in partnership with the Douglas County Board of Health. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you that 911 is for emergencies only.  The reporting of potential mask violation would not fall into this category and we ask that you not use 911 to report any violations of the Governors directive via 911.

In response to multiple questions regarding wearing a mask in regards to concealing and carrying a weapon, it is not illegal to wear a mask and carry per NRS 202.3653.


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