Daily Update- December 2, 2020: Vaccine Update, CDC Guidelines Change

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.

Nevada’s updated COVID-19 vaccination playbook

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:

CDC updates guidance shortening quarantine period

Division of Public and Behavioral  Health technical bulletin

Today’s COVID-19 Press Bulletin is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Combat Discrimination in Financial Services Industry

Senators Cortez Masto, Daines, and Rep. Stewart Introduce Legislative Package for Greater Federal Investment in America’s Rural Communities

Cortez Masto Supports Bipartisan Reform to Ensure Coverage for Children Born with Congenital Anomalies or Birth Defects

Agency and Local Government Updates

DETR- Regular initial claims increase; Continued claims across all programs remain elevated at 277,000

DMV- New Federal Rule Extends Odometer Disclosure for Used Vehicles

More Flights and Enhanced Cleaning Measures Added at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

City Of Las Vegas Receives $950,000 Grant From Nevada Governor’s Office Of Science, Innovation And Technology


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