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Today, Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Linda Bell issued Administrative Order 20-16 that orders face coverings and social distancing at court facilities:

“On May 7, 2020, Governor Sisolak entered Declaration of Emergency Directive 018, which directs employers to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing and sanitation guidelines and to follow guidelines promulgated by the Nevada State Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NV OSHA).” 

“With these guidelines in mind, this Court finds it necessary to exercise its ministerial judicial power and after consultation with the Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, orders as follows:


  1. All members of the public who enter court facilities must wear face coverings.
  2. All court employees must wear face coverings inside court facilities unless they are alone in unshared work space.
  3. Attorneys, vendors, and employees of any organization or entity who work in the Regional Justice Center building, the Family Court building, or other court facilities must wear face coverings while in any common areas of the facilities, including elevators and courtrooms.  This includes, but is not limited to, employees of Las Vegas Municipal Court, Las Vegas Justice Court, Legal Aid Self-Help Centers, Clark County Clerk’s Main Office, Clark County District Attorney’s Office, Clark County Public Defender’s Office, Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice Services, Clark County Department of Family Services, and contract counsel.
  4. Children under the age of two and individuals who are unable to remove the face covering without assistance do not have to comply with the above-referenced face covering directives. Individuals who are unable to wear a face covering for court should make arrangements to appear by alternative means.


  • Judges and Court Administration must adhere to the social distancing space plans as diagramed by Real Property Management at the request of the District Court. The plans will be provided separately.
  • Court employees must ensure they maintain proper social distancing while at work and during breaks.
  • Public elevators at court facilities must be limited to four individuals at a time to prevent crowding.  

This order shall be reviewed no later than every 30 days and shall remain in effect  until modified or rescinded by a subsequent order.”

To see Administrative Order 20-16 in its entirety visit

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Administrative Order 20-15

DSC_0061District Court Administrative Order 20-15 outlines changes to the current assignments to juvenile delinquency and dependency cases effective May 4, 2020. Administrative Order 20-15

All Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court administrative orders can also be found on the court website: HTTP://WWW.CLARKCOUNTYCOURTS.US/GENERAL/COURT-RULES-AND-ADMINISTRATIVE-ORDERS/#ADMINISTRATIVE%20ORDERS



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