Nevada is into its first full week of a “Phase 1” state-wide re-opening of a limited number of businesses. According to the Nevada Independent, Gov. Steve Sisolak said initial signs look promising. State and local officials are continuing to closely monitor various health indicators.
Organizers of the Nevada Senior Games are also keenly watching the situation as they prepare for their 40th anniversary celebration and events this September and October.
They provided the following update via email today (emphasis mine):
“For the past several weeks all of us have been working hard to “flatten the curve.” Now we’re starting to see government and health officials putting together plans to help us get back to work and life. The state of Nevada has entered Phase 1 of our re-opening. These discussions and efforts give us hope.
We still plan to hold the Games in September and October and we will continue to monitor our state’s reopening plans as they progress. We’re going to hold out on making the final decision for as long as we can. We realize that the decision to hold the Nevada Senior Games may be out of our hands depending upon how Nevada progresses and whether our venues are available to us. We will not make a decision that puts our athletes, volunteers, community or staff at risk. All of us at NSG feel strongly that our games will be a positive experience that will help cheer us and help bring us together at this very trying time. We don’t want to cancel our Games unless it becomes apparent that we cannot go forward.
Unless circumstances take the decision out of our hands, we will decide upon the status of holding all or some of our sports sometime in the first half of August. Please continue to visit our website or our Facebook page “Nevada Senior Games” for updates.
In light of this, please continue to register at our website NevadaSeniorGames.com and make arrangements to attend the Games. If any sport is cancelled, we will offer you a full refund for that competition. All hotels and airlines that we are aware of have also waived change or cancellation fees and have instituted very flexible policies for their customers.
We hope to see you this fall or if not this year, sometime in the future. Best wishes to all and stay healthy!”
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Text appearing in bold was added by Bonnie Parrish-Kell emphasis.
Full disclosure: Bonnie is also the Nevada Senior Games triathlon coordinator.