The G3Wire- September 17, 2021

Governor Sisolak announced this week that his team has been reviewing President Biden’s Path Out of The Pandemic. The State is working with federal and local partners to prepare to implement the plan. In some cases, the State is waiting on more federal guidance or for federal regulations to be put in place. Overall, the President’s plan aligns with many of the plans and initiatives already in place in Nevada. This week, the Governor signed emergency regulations that require State of Nevada employees who work with vulnerable populations in state-operated, licensed health care settings or state-operated detention facilities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

On Monday, the Las Vegas Raiders held their first regular season home game at Allegiant Stadium open to fans. Based on the Governor’s directive, only fans who had initiated the COVID-19 vaccination process were able to attend the game. In line with the directive, fully vaccinated attendees could remove their mask at the game. 300 COVID-19 vaccines were administered on-site Monday before the game and the Raiders reported that almost 6,000 fans initiated the vaccine process because of the policy put in place by the Governor and adopted by the Raiders. 

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto & Rosen Urge Administration to Increase Federal Firefighter Pay

Cortez Masto Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Nevadans Recover From Natural Disasters

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bill to Prevent Illness and Death Caused By Extreme Heat

Rosen, Kelly Send Letter Urging HHS to Implement COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Plan for Seniors

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Establish Task Force to Address Affordable Housing Crisis

Following Rosen Legislation, Advocacy, Administration Includes Support for Nonprofit Prescription Drug Manufacturers in Plan to Reduce Drug Costs

Rep. Titus Votes To Advance Key Proposals Of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

Carson City Honored With 2021 Commemorative Morgan Silver Dollar

Amodei Reintroduces Northern Nevada Economic Development, Conservation, And Military Modernization Act

Congressman Horsford Announces $1.18 Million in Federal Funding for Campus-Based Child Care

Congressman Horsford Champions Proposals to Extend the Child Tax Credit, Create Clean Energy Jobs, and Lower Health Care Costs through the Build Back Better Act

Rep. Lee Announces Nearly $1 Million for Child Care Services at Southern Nevada Colleges and Universities

Agency and Local Government Updates

Nevada Health Response provides update on mask guidance

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

DETR- Nevada continues to add jobs in August; Unemployment rate stable

Attorney General Ford Joins Coalition in Support of DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Texas Abortion Ban

GOED International Division Receives Largest Step Grant Ever

DMV releases three new charitable license plates

The Nevada Department of Education Releases 2021 Performance Data for Smarter Balanced Assessments

U.S. Department of Education Approves Nevada State Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds (ARP ESSER)

Ivermectin animal products not approved for COVID-19 in humans

CCSD And ESEA Reach Agreement Regarding Compliance With Mandatory Covid-19 Testing And Compensation

Articles of Interest

Indy Q&A: Departing lieutenant governor on her legacy, her successor and her new White House job (NV Independent)

Pandemic-era test results show decline in students’ math, English Language Arts skills (NV Independent)

Broadcasters group cancels large conference for next month, but tourism leaders say they aren’t alarmed (NV Independent)

Counties and cities spent millions to lobby legislators in 2021, despite closure of Legislative Building (NV Independent)

Nevada jobless rate highest in U.S. for 2nd straight month (LVRJ)

Budget’s immigration provisions could put 112,700 on path to citizenship in Nevada (NV Current)

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