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Face Coverings Now Required, with Limited Exceptions

Gov. Sisolak's declaration requires use of face coverings, effective at 11:59 pm on June 25, 2020.

Child Care Licensing understands the hardships many may face with this new requirement. However, we ask that everyone prioritize the health and safety of all and make the necessary adjustments during this state of emergency.

More information regarding the new requirement can be found at:  Guidance on Directive 024: Face Coverings

Face coverings are now required for everyone while at work, including child care facilities:

  • When interacting in person with members of the public.
  • When in any space visited by the general public, even if no one else is present.
  • When in any space where food is prepared or packaged, for sale, or generally distributed to others.
  • When walking though common areas, such as hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities.
  • In any room or enclosed area where other people (except for members of the person’s own household or residence) are present when unable to physically distance.

Exceptions for children:

  • The following children should never wear a face covering:
    • Those 2 years of age and under, to avoid potential risk of suffocation.
    • Those who have a mental health condition, medical condition, or disability that prevents them from wearing a face covering.
    • Those who are engaged in strenuous physical activity.
  • Children ages 2 to 9 are not required to wear face coverings; however, they are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when in public spaces.

Additional exceptions:

  • Those who have a medical condition, whether it be mental health, disability, or other health reason that prevents them from wearing a face covering.
  • Those who are hearing impaired, or when in communication with an individual who is hearing impaired where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Those who are obtaining services involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service.

What does this mean for licensed child care facilities?

  • All employees should wear masks while present at the facility, including family/group cares. However, masks can be removed during instruction if visual cues are needed to enhance learning and if social distancing can be maintained.
  • Clear facial coverings may also be worn (click here to see an example).

For more information, guidance and resources about Nevada’s response to COVID-19, visit

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Congratulations to the Graduates of the Las Vegas-Based 2020 Adult Learning Academy!

Congratulations to the graduates of The Nevada Registry's 2020 Adult Learning Academy in Las Vegas: Constance Tomaneng, Marina Amaya, Kelly Wasowicz, Kimberli Helaire-Smith, Kathy Yoder-Bass, Sandra Gates and Brittany Henderson. Led by Teresa Byington from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, these seven individuals completed an intensive 25-hour Academy over the course of 9 weeks (extended...

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Upcoming Office Closure for Independence Day

The Nevada Registry will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Please continue to reach out to staff of The Nevada Registry via email at All email inquiries and training approval requests will be responded to on Monday, July 6, 2020. 

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You're Invited to a Special Viewing of No Small Matter - June 25, 2020

No Small Matter is a feature-length documentary film and national engagement campaign designed to kick-start the public conversation about early care and education. The ultimate goal: to produce an entertaining, accessible, and inspiring film that redefines the audience’s understanding of the issue and helps drive it to the top of the political agenda. Or, as one advocate put it, &...

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A Look Inside The Nevada Registry - May 2020

May mirrored April in many ways. We continued to see a gradual decline in membership and training submissions as a result of the pandemic, but we are hopeful that we will start to see some increased activity in June as Phase 2 of the Governor's Roadmap to Recovery is initiated and the workforce begins to return to their positions in child care facilities. 

  • Membership total: 7181...

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Matrix of New Citation Levels and Fines Now Available

A matrix with information about new citation levels and fines is now available. View/download matrix. 

The scope and severity levels, along with associated monetary penalties, are part of proposed regulations that were generated to bring the Division of Public and Behavioral Health’s Child Care Licensing Unit into compliance...

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Suspension of In-Person Training Lifted; With Restrictions

The suspension of in-person training has been lifted. However, The Nevada Registry, with support from the TAS Advisory Workgroup, continues to discourage trainers from offering in-person training during the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you opt to deliver in-person training during this time,...

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NECAC June 2020 Meeting Cancelled

The June 25, 2020 meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council is cancelled.  The next meeting is scheduled for August 26, 2020.

Revised Meeting Schedule

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