Daily Update- August 27, 2020 COVID-19 Task Force

Today, the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force, chaired by Nevada COVID-19 Response Director Caleb met with seven counties flagged last week for having an elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19.  Based on data provided this morning by the Department of Health and Human Services, six of the seven counties are still meeting at least two of the three criteria, signaling a sustained elevated risk of transmission.  The full report that contains the county plans can be read HERE.

Federal Updates

Virtual Nevada Tour 2020: Cortez Masto Visits Storey, Pershing Counties as Part of Her Virtual Nevada Tour

Cortez Masto Urges Administration to Ensure Timely Delivery of Medication to Seniors

Cortez Masto Discusses Investor Protections During Pandemic

During Fifth Day of Virtual Statewide Tour, Rosen Discusses Health Care in Nye County, CARES Act Funding for Boulder City Airport

Rosen Announces $300,000 in Grant Funding to Support AANAPI Education at UNLV

Rosen, Peters Demand Answers From Postmaster General DeJoy on Mail Delays

Congressman Steven Horsford Hosts Live Conversation with Nevada Small Businesses in Honor of National Black Business Month

Local Government and Agency Updates

DETR- Nevada to apply for Federal Lost Wages Assistance Program

McCarran Surpasses 1.6 Million Passengers in July


Articles of Interest

UNR researchers announce ‘likely’ case of reinfection in Reno man hospitalized for COVID-19 (NV Indy)

COVID-19 task force denies request by Elko County to open bars as cases, test positivity remain high (NV Indy)

More than a month since launch, rental assistance program has paid out about $2 million of its $60 million allotment (NV Indy)

Utility regulators approve investigation into electric capacity after NV Energy calls to reduce power consumption (NV Indy)

More than 500 visitors to Nevada infected with COVID-19 (LVRJ)

Clark County School District announces ‘data security incident’ (LVRJ)

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