Daily Update- October 8, 2020 COVID-19 Task Force, New Appointments

Today, the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force, chaired by Nevada COVID-19 Response Director Caleb Cage, adjusted thresholds used to monitor Nevada’s 17 counties for an elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission. Based on data and recommendations provided by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, the Task Force agreed to adjust the thresholds used to identify counties having an elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission. According to the State Biostastician, the change in the thresholds will help shift the State to a more sustainable new normal. The two counties currently flagged for having an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission – Washoe County and Humboldt County – are still flagged under the new criteria, and no new counties are flagged this week based on the adjusted criteria. More information about today’s meeting and the new thresholds can be found HERE.

Yesterday, Governor Sisolak announced his COVID-19 test returned a negative result. The Governor was tested on Tuesday out of an abundance of caution after a member of his staff based in the Capitol Office in Carson City received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 after developing symptoms over this past weekend. The staffer has not had in-person contact with the Governor since mid-September. The full press release is HERE.

Governor Sisolak announced 50 appointments made to State of Nevada boards, commissions, and agencies during the month of September. The full list can be found HERE.

The daily COVID-19 Press Bulletin is HERE.

Federal Updates

Pence paints Biden as ‘Trojan horse for the radical left’ in Boulder City day after vice presidential debate (NV Indy)

Cortez Masto Applauds $1.3 Million for College Students, Environment in Nevada

Rosen Joins Virtual Roundtable with Nevada Leaders to Discuss Voting by Mail and the Future of the USPS

Rosen Statement on DOJ IG Report on Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy

Rep. Lee Helps Secure Federal Grant to Improve Transportation Access for Nevadans in Low-Income, Rural Communities

Agency and Local Government Updates

Health District hosts flu clinics at area high schools

Trust for America’s Health Releases 2020 State of Obesity Report

Attorney General Ford Joins 28-State Settlement Resolving Community Health Systems Data Breach Investigation

Attorney General Ford Cautions Against Fake Job Scams During COIVD-19 Pandemic

Attorney General Ford, FTC, State and Federal Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection

Las Vegas City Council Ratifies New Human Resources Director

Las Vegas City Council Approves Contract Of Jorge Cervantes As Next City Manager


CCSD board hears update on COVID-19, district response (LVRJ)

Articles of Interest

Casino, business groups seeking to block sales, gaming tax initiatives file to intervene in abortion ballot question lawsuit (NV Indy)

Natural gas contributes to Nevada’s emissions, and a fight over what to do about it is looming (NV Indy)

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