This week, the Governor, members of his staff, and state leaders from the Gaming Control Board, Nevada Department of Business and Industry, and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services had a productive meeting and conversation with local health officials representing the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and the Washoe County Health District (WCHD), and local elected leaders from Clark County and Washoe County. The goal of the meeting was to review large group gathering guidelines from the last emergency directive. From the press release:
“I want to thank the local health authorities and local leaders for joining me to discuss how we can strengthen our partnership going forward,” said Governor Sisolak. “I am confident they understand that emergency directives have been guided by state health officials and regulatory experts. Going forward, our communication and partnership will only grow stronger and Nevadans will benefit as a result. Just like the public servants at the state level, the health officials at the local level have dedicated themselves to doing all they can for Nevada over the past seven months, and we will continue to navigate this crisis under our shared goals.”
You can learn more about the meeting HERE.
Today, the Nevada Health Response reported an unusually large number of COVID-19 tests reported to the State system. A total of 17,916 labs were reported today. According to Nevada Department of Health and Human Services officials, 17,916 tests were reported to the system today, with 766 confirmed cases of COVID-19. State officials have identified a new laboratory – called SANDS Inc – that is now reporting into the State system. That new lab accounts for a large percentage of the labs reported today. Today’s numbers also include a number of results reported related to testing within the NFL.
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