Daily Update- July 9, 2020 Bars Closing, Special Session Update

Today in a late notice press conference, Governor Sisolak announced that bars in certain Nevada counties must close as of 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 10, to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada.  The State Department of Health and Human Services is currently confirming the criteria that would designate a county in Nevada as a hotspot. Tomorrow, the Governor will release that criteria and the names of the counties that will be required to close bars, per this directive. 

The press release and directive can be found HERE once available.

Today was the second day of the Nevada Legislature Special Session. Both houses continued to hear presentations from the Governor’s Office of Finance, DHHS, Education, and CIP. So far there have not been discussions of bills in committees. If you would like to see what bills have been introduced, the list can be found HERE.

Special Session News

UNLV engineering building atop list of proposed major public works budget cuts (NV Indy)

Special session cuts poised to undo marquee education advances Nevada lawmakers celebrated in recent years (NV Indy)

Empty prison guard towers, unfilled firefighting and marijuana inspector positions among less-discussed budget cut proposals (NV Indy)

Articles of Interest

Sisolak orders bars to close in counties with largest COVID-19 caseloads, limits on restaurant dining (NV Indy)

Trustees set for final vote on CCSD school reopening plan (LVRJ)

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