Daily Update- December 14, 2020: Pause Extended, First Vaccines in NV

Yesterday, Governor Sisolak held a press conference and announced the state will be extending the restrictions in place under the current “Pause”  in Nevada for the next month – through January 15.  Additionally, Governor Sisolak announced one more public health mitigation measure- he will be signing a directive that will place a moratorium on most residential evictions in Nevada, through March 31. The moratorium will apply to tenants unable to pay rent and will not prohibit certain evictions, including lease breaches for things like unlawful activity or nuisance. The Governor’s comments can be found HERE.

Today, the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Nevada. Doses will be distributed to acute care hospitals statewide and Nevada’s pharmacy partners to vaccinate residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities later this month.  Nevada is set to receive 25,350 doses of Pfizer vaccine in the first week’s allocation. Of that allocation, 7,800 doses will be distributed to pharmacy partners for long term care facilities and 17,550 will be distributed to counties for local hospitals.  The State will receive doses of this first allocation in several shipments this week and expects to receive 91,650 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by the end of December.   More information about the first shipment can be found HERE.

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup completed their concurrent and thorough review of the federal process and has confirmed the Pfizer Vaccine is safe and efficacious. The Workgroup provided their confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington this past weekend. The statements from the Governors of all states in the workgroup can be found HERE.

The daily COVID-19 press bulletin is HERE.

Agency and Local Government Updates

First shipment of COVID-19 vaccine received by the Southern Nevada Health District

Nevada placed on “red alert” for risk of death from overdose

Attorney General Ford Joins FTC, Other Partners in National Crackdown on Deceptive Income Schemes

Nevada OSHA issues one citation, conducts observations for compliance during week of December 7

Division of Industrial Relations Alert: Individuals Unlawfully Impersonating Nevada OSHA Officials

RTC launches contactless cash payment option for transit customers in smartphone app, rideRTC


Second Case of MIS-C reported in Washoe County 

Articles of Interest

Las Vegas hospital administers Nevada’s first batch of COVID vaccines (NV Indy)

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness: How rural Nevada is grappling with COVID-19 (NV Indy)

Why Trump’s lawsuit seeking to overturn Nevada’s presidential race sputtered in court (NV Indy)

Recount reaffirms, widens Ross Miller’s narrow victory in Clark County Commission race (NV Indy)

Electors formally cast Nevada’s 6 votes for Biden (LVRJ)

Clark County surpasses 2K coronavirus-related deaths (LVRJ)

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