BLM Nevada COVID-19 Information
Continuing our service to the public while doing our part to address COVID-19 is very important. Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local officials, BLM Nevada is temporarily changing some of our operations and services in the state.
On March 15, Governor Sisolak made changes to COVID-19 mitigation measures. The most current information on mitigation measures can be found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/current-status-mitigation-measures/. Additional direction can also be found in the Nevada Guidance for Safe Gatherings issued on March 5.
Large gatherings and events over 250 individuals may take place with up to 50 percent of fire code capacity if a Large Gathering Certification Forms is submitted to the Nevada Department of Business & Industry and approval is received. Private gatherings will be limited to no more than 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, and the State’s face covering requirement applies to private gatherings.
Nevadans must still wear face coverings at all times as per Directive 024, whether indoors or outdoors, when around individuals from outside their households.
If you are looking to get outside, please enjoy your public lands but also consider local recreation, such as backyard activities, neighborhood walks and local bike rides.
Nevada COVID-19 Directive Information
- Governor Directives and Declarations (main website)
- Current Mitigation Measures
- Nevada Guidance for Safe Gatherings (Large Gatherings, March 12, 2021)
- Nevada Guidance for Safe Gatherings (March 5, 2021)
- Roadmap to Recovery (February 2021)
- Directive 024: Face Coverings (6/24/20)
Visitors may continue to enjoy BLM-managed public lands in a safe and responsible manner. We recommend visiting areas close to home while avoiding very popular or crowded locations where social distancing may be difficult and limiting group activities to members of your household. Please note that existing rules and regulations apply. Fees for entrance or activities such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, group day use, and use of special areas will remain in effect. Contact the area you want to visit before heading out.
The BLM urges visitors to do their part when visiting your public lands as some visitor services may be limited due to limited staff availability in some areas. We recommend:
- bringing your own supplies such as disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper
- packing out your trash
- reducing the handling of cash by paying recreation fees through Recreation.gov or with a check, where available
- maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; or use hand sanitizer if you can’t wash your hands
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
- stay home if you feel sick
The following BLM recreation facilities in Nevada are temporarily closed until further notice
- California Trail Center
- The Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center
- Sloan Canyon visitor contact station
Additional information can also be found on our BLM Nevada Recreation Site Status matrix.
Public Rooms and Visitor Centers
Continuing our service to the public while doing our part to address COVID-19 is very important. Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities, the BLM visitor centers and public rooms at Nevada offices remained closed, but are available for scheduled appointments, as appropriate.
Please check with individual offices regarding customer services available by phone or email and the status of recreation sites and facilities: https://www.blm.gov/office/nevada-state-office
- Nevada State Office 775-861-6400
- Battle Mountain District 775-635-4000
- Carson City District 775-885-6000
- Elko District 775-753-0200
- Ely District 775-289-1800
- Southern Nevada District 702-515-5000
- Winnemucca District 775-623-1500
Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Nevada Health Response website: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/