Governor Sisolak has issued new rules that protect you from evictions.To keep Nevadans safe and in their homes, the following will be in place until Nevada is no longer in a state of emergency:
● Landlords cannot change the locks or put up notices to scare tenants into moving out, this includes people residing in motels or weekly rentals.
● Evictions are still allowed if a tenant poses a threat or danger to others.
● Those who are in quarantine or self-isolation due to COVID-19 do not count as “a danger to others,” and cannot be evicted.
● All healthcare workers will be able to continue to work without the fear of evictions.
This new directive does NOT mean you should stop paying your rent or mortgage.Along with these new rules, the following conditions still apply:● Landlords, property managers, and tenants must still follow the terms of their contracts, and rent is still due for as long as you occupy the property.
● Landlords and property managers must still provide necessary maintenance and other required services as stated in their contracts.
● All late payment fees must be waived during this state of emergency. Landlords should work with their tenants on a plan to pay rent.
● This eviction directive applies to evictions already filed in the courts, except those based on tenants posing as a (non-COVID related) danger.
With new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) appearing every day, the Culinary Union supports Governor Sisolak’s goal is to protect Nevadans by keeping people home.
As of April 1st, 2020, Governor Sisolak has extended the “Stay at Home” directive until April 30th, 2020 and has limited Nevadans from leaving their homes for nonessential activities. These measures have been taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus and that means we all should #StayHomeForNevada.
The Bartenders Union Local 165 will continue to update you as the Governor issues new orders during this crisis. If your coworker did not receive this message, they can text the word “member” to 877-877.