Reopening Phase 2

 Gov. Sisolak announces emergency directive
extending Phase 2 reopening plans

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that Nevada will remain in Phase 2 of the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery plan, consistent with public remarks made late last week. 

The Governor will sign an emergency directive extending the length of Phase 2 through the end of July, due to the trends in COVID-19 infection rates, the time needed for expanded contact tracing to identify trends, and to see the impacts of the Governor’s new face covering directive.  

“Flexibility is one of the core principles in our Roadmap to Recovery, precisely to account for the situation we are in now. As I’ve said repeatedly, the virus – and our personal actions to help mitigate its spread- drives the timeline,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak. “As a state, we were able to begin reopening because Nevadans were staying home as much as possible, washing hands frequently and maintaining six feet of social distancing. Now, all Nevadans must wear face coverings to help slow the spread as well. We can only stay open if we stay safe.” 

In addition to extending Phase 2 until the end of July, the directive provides that DMV documents that expired between March 12 and July 15 will be valid through September 13, 2020. Customers are encouraged to utilize online services and kiosks whenever possible. 

Directive 26 allows courts to move towards normal operations as they reopen to the public by allowing some collections actions to resume, and lifting the freeze on statutes of limitations.  Businesses that have not paid license renewal fees since the beginning of the State of Emergency will have a grace period through September 30, 2020 to pay without penalties.

 This directive also allows public bodies to continue to conduct business safely by extending the Open Meeting Law provisions of Directive 6 providing alternative ways for boards, commissions, and agencies to allow public participation.

If statewide trends do not improve or get worse, the Governor will not hesitate to take any action necessary to protect the public and prevent exceeding our hospital capacity, including reinstituting previous restrictions. 

 The State is currently reviewing all data and trends to determine any potential options and next steps to help mitigate the spread.  

As of June 26, face coverings are required when out in public. 
This includes when visiting all City facilities.



Complete guidelines and protocols can be found in Governor Sisolak's Phase 2 Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada. 


Businesses that will not reopen include:
  • Adult entertainment establishments
  • Brothels
  • Nightclubs and day clubs
  • Live sporting event venues and live performance venues WITH spectators


City Council and Planning Commission Meetings

We will continue to livestream the following meetings and offer you the opportunity to participate from home through WebEx. The links below will direct to you to current information about the upcoming meetings. 
All other board and commission meetings have been cancelled until further notice.


Parks and Recreation

Kampfire Kids, a state-licensed preschool camp for ages 3-5. 

Battle Born Kids, a recreational program with supervised activities for ages 5-12. 

Battle Born Teens, a recreational program with supervised activities for ages 10-14. 

Henderson Farmer's Market is available at the Henderson Multigenerational Center parking lot. 

Now accepting picnic reservations

Accepting registration for July and August classes. Please see the Henderson Happenings posted here

The following areas are open to the public in phase 2. Please continue to observe social distancing while using these areas:

  • Skateparks and BMX
  • Splash pads
  • Pools (opening in phases. More information is available here.)
  • Multi-Fitness Centers (opening in phases. More information is available here.)
  • Racquetball (opening in phases. More information is available here.)
Sports fields - use limited to skill and condition drills at the following locations. No scrimmages or game play.
  • Acacia Park
  • Anthem Hills Park multipurpose field
  • Burkholder Park         baseball #2
  • Cactus Wren Park
  • Capriola Park
  • Green Valley Park
  • Heritage Park fields #12 & #13
  • Madeira Park baseball north & south
  • Morrell Park
  • Mountain View Park
  • Paseo Verde Park multipurpose field
  • Pecos Legacy baseball #1
  • River Mountain Park
  • Rodeo Park
  • Silver Springs Park
  • Sunridge Park
  • Tuscany Park
  • Wells Park
  • Weston Hills baseball #1 & #2

The following areas continue to be closed to the public:

  • Playgrounds
  • Outdoor basketball courts
  • Senior centers

A hold on City special events, sports league games and tournament play continues.


Human Resources

Applications continue to be accepted online. Interviews will be held virtually where possible.



Police Department desk officers will accept walk-in reports. Fingerprint appointments may be scheduled online.


Utility Services

Water and sewer service payments are accepted in person at Henderson City Hall and online.


Henderson Municipal Court

Henderson Municipal Court hearings and in-custody arraignment hearings will resume.



Passport services continue on a walk-in basis. 


Development Services

The City of Henderson provides these electronic services:

  • Certain inspections can be completed remotely via video through phone apps such as Facetime, Google Duo and Skype.
  • Entitlement applications can be submitted through email and reviewed with Bluebeam software (some reviews are possible online such as TUPs).
  • Business License related reviews like zoning compliance and fire safety are being completed electronically.
  • Building, Fire, Civils and Mapping permit submissions can be submitted, reviewed and paid for online.



Pre-bid/proposal meetings and consultant interviews/presentations can be conducted via WebEx or Teams. 


City Archives and Records

Requests for public records can be filled via email or by scheduled pickup.