The national SSA has many resources and webinars available focused on COVID-19 and our industry. Click here to access news about COVID-19 and self storage. Invitations to register for the webinars are being sent to state and national members, specifically, the primary contact's email address.
For the latest information from Nevada on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the governor’s office website and your state’s department of health here. Be sure to carefully monitor the situation and check on updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov, regulatory agencies as well as local health officials.
Please also read the letter from Tim Dietz, SSA President and CEO, that provides resources and information related to states of emergency and pricing restrictions here.
March 30, 2020 - NV Governor’s orders affects self storage operations
On March 29, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued an executive order barring lockouts as well as commercial evictions and foreclosures. The order also prohibits landlords from charging late fees for nonpayment. The order took effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.
Nevada operators should be aware of the order’s effects on lockouts, late fees, and lien sales as many tenants have rent coming due on April 1. While the Governor’s order is in effect, Nevada members are strongly encouraged to communicate with their legal counsel before locking out tenants (including overlocking units or suspending gate access), imposing late fees, or conducting lien sales.
The order provides only narrow exceptions to the bans on evictions and foreclosures. First, the order “does not prohibit the eviction of persons who seriously endanger the public or other residents, engage in criminal activity, or cause significant damage to the property.” Second, the order does not prohibit “the continuation of any eviction or foreclosure action or proceeding predating” the Governor’s March 12 declaration of emergency.
As a reminder, NVSSA members have access to basic consultation with attorney Jason Sifers as part of their membership.
March 23, 2020 - NV Governor Allows Storage Businesses to Remain Open During State of Emergency
Governor Sisolak ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses. The order allows, but does not require, self storage businesses to remain open.
Storage is listed as an essential business in a memo accompanying the Governor’s order.
For businesses that remain open, the Nevada Health Response Center maintains that all employees and patrons ensure that 6 feet of social distancing per person for non-household members is maintained at all times. In addition, businesses should:
- Remind employees of best hygiene practices, including washing their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Increase the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing per CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection guidance of all hard surfaces, including tables and countertops that are being utilized by employees and patrons during pickup/delivery options.
- Encourage employees to work remotely or telecommute, if possible.
Please email Joe Doherty with any questions.
Visit the NVSSA website for meeting updates and more COVID-19 information.