Today, the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force, chaired by Nevada COVID-19 Response Director Caleb Cage, met with six counties that have been flagged for having an elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19. Based on data provided this morning by the Department of Health and Human Services, three counties are no longer meeting two of the three criteria for having an elevated risk of transmission: Eureka County, Churchill County, and Washoe County. Clark County and Elko County remain on the list, and Lyon County and Mineral County have been added to the list. Lyon and Mineral will be required to submit an assessment and action plan to the Task Force next week. No changes were made today to the existing action plans for Churchill, Eureka, Lyon, and Washoe counties.
The Task Force took action on Clark and Elko’s plans to reopen bars, pubs, taverns, breweries, distilleries, and wineries with additional measures in place, including increased enforcement efforts throughout the counties. These new action plans will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20. More information from today’s meeting can be found HERE.
Former Governor Brian Sandoval has been appointed as the next president of the University of Nevada, Reno. Governor Sisolak’s comments on the appointment can be read HERE.
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Articles of Interest
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