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.
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