||We all know a landlord has rights to access a rental unit to maintain the premises. But how are the landlord's rights to enter impacted if the tenant denies access on the basis that they have Coronavirus?
Per NRS 441A.180(1), a person who has a communicable disease in an infectious state is prohibited from conducting them self in any manner likely to expose others to the disease.
If the tenant has noticed the landlord of presumptive coronavirus, the landlord should avoid compelling access and risking exposure. Otherwise, the landlord may be held accountable to the health authority who has the power to not only assess a fine but to also assert misdemeanor charges for actions endangering the public.
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