Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak wrote a letter to acting Health and Human Services Secretary Norris Cochran regarding the State’s federal allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to publicly available federal data, Nevada has received the second-lowest number of vaccine doses per capita among all U.S. states so far.
See the Governor’s full remarks are HERE.
In today’s COVID-19 Press Briefing, Dr. Mark Pandoori, from the NV State Public Health Library, noted that the NPHL at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has characterized the first known Nevada case of the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus strain, known as the United Kingdom variant. The full statement from the laboratory can be read HERE.
Today’s COVID-19 Press Bulletin
Cortez Masto Votes to Put Yellen at Helm of Treasury
Cortez Masto, Rosen Call for Changes to PUA to Help Unemployment Assistance Reach More Nevadans
Rosen Votes to Confirm Janet Yellen, First Female Treasury Secretary
Rosen, Cortez Masto Meet with Nevada National Guard Members Protecting the U.S. Capitol
Congressman Steven Horsford Releases Statement Following Historic Confirmation of Retired Army General Lloyd Austin to be Secretary of Defense
Agency and Local Government Updates
Southern Nevada Health District begins offering appointments for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine
New COVID-19 strain B.1.1.7 detected in Clark County
Initial claims for regular program above 10k for 1st time since August; Continued claims rise in regular, PEUC & SEB programs
Nevada Gaming Abstract- 2020 Press Release
CCSD-SUPERINTENDENT’S COMMISSION REPORT PROVIDES FRAMEWORK TO ADDRESS TEACHER SHORTAGE
Articles of Interest
Follow the Money: Ahead of legislative session, sitting lawmakers report raising more than $10.6 million in combined big-money donations (NV Indy)
About a quarter of prison employees vaccinated against COVID-19 as virus takes heavy toll behind bars (NV Indy)