Governor Steve Sisolak held a press conference today to provide an update on Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccination planning process. The Governor was joined by Candice McDaniel, Health Bureau Chief, Bureau of Child, Family, and Community Wellness, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and Shannon Bennett, Immunization Program Manager, Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
The first vaccines for COVID-19 could arrive in Nevada before the end of the year. Allocations will be distributed as efficiently as possible. There will be a tiered approach, with medical providers and law enforcement receiving the first doses. CVS and Walgreens will be pharmacy partners and help with those in long-term care facilities. Nevada WebIZ will be used for tracking in the same way it is used for other types of immunizations. The full press release is HERE.
Today updated guidance was issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the shortening of the quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19. Individuals may now resume normal activity after 7 days if they tested negative starting on day 5 of the quarantine or after 10 days if they remain asymptomatic and testing is not available. When testing is not available, individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 and remain asymptomatic must be quarantined for 10 days from the time of their most recent exposure. This includes, but is not limited to, at home quarantine, in a hotel or dormitory room, or in a group quarantine facility. Previously, the CDC guidelines recommended a 14-day period for quarantined individuals. More information can be found here:
Today’s COVID-19 Press Bulletin is HERE.
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