This evening, Governor Sisolak held his first press conference since July 9th. He announced that he would like to start the second special session as soon as Thursday, but the final decision and proclamation is yet to come. The Governor stressed that each decision he makes has to balance a fine line between economic responsibility and public health. Nevada continues to see a consistent increase in testing, compliance, and mask-wearing, and the numbers are slowly starting to flatten. Three counties were taken off of the “elevated risk” list, leaving Clark, Elko, Nye, and Washoe counties with the additional guidelines that were announced two weeks ago. There is a plan to roll out new recovery guidelines on Monday that will include updated and enhanced data collection, create predictability based on specific criteria, elimination of phased opening, increased enforcement, and specific targeting of mitigation efforts. The goal will be to target specific businesses or areas that need assistance instead of by industry. There will also be a new proclamation that extends emergency directives before the end of the month.
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