The G3Wire- January 14, 2022

Governor Sisolak announced yesterday a total of 588,216 Flexflow COVID-19 Antigen home tests are on the way to the State of Nevada. The first deliveries will be made directly to community partners who will help ensure the tests reach Nevadans in high need communities as quickly as possible. This is the State’s first order of at-home rapid tests and additional orders will follow.  The kits will help meet a growing need for testing as the virus surges with the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant.

The Nevada Health Response website recently expanded the COVID-19 treatment page with more information on the different types of treatments available and how to locate them. The State is still receiving limited treatments from the federal government but is working alongside the State Board of Pharmacy and other partners to request more product and to ensure Nevadans have access to these treatments. Several monoclonal antibody treatments have been authorized by the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use authorization (EUA) to treat high-risk patients who have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies should be initiated as soon as possible but within 10 days of symptom onset or positive test. 

The Governor and the Nevada Legislature have approved allocating $19.6 million to support an increase in access to monoclonal antibody treatment and other COVID-19 treatments throughout Nevada. 

via The Nevada Independent

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce $45 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Improve Nevada Bridges

U.S. Mint Begins Producing Quarters Honoring Maya Angelou Thanks to Cortez Masto’s Legislation Creating American Women Quarters Program

Cortez Masto, Blumenthal, Hirono Introduce Legislation to Ensure Transparency and Accountability for Presidential Pardons

Rosen Joins Inhofe to Introduce Bipartisan Medical Student Education Authorization Act

Rosen, Senate Colleagues Request Oversight Information from Biden Administration on COVID Preparedness and Testing Access

Rosen Announces Nearly $26 Million for Rural Health Care Providers in Nevada She Helped Secure Through American Rescue Plan

House Democrats Introduce Legislation To Make Free At-Home Testing Available For All Americans

Rep. Titus Sends Letter To Doe On Plan To Ship Nuclear Waste To NNSS

Amodei Statement On Partisan Federal Takeover Of Elections

Congressman Horsford Votes to Pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

Rep. Lee Votes to Pass Bill to Ensure Reserve and National Guard Veterans Receive Equal Access to G.I. Benefits

News from the Governor’s Office 

Nevada leveraging federal funds for home care workers

State of Nevada highlighted in National Governors Association (NGA) workforce publication

Governor Sisolak meets with Las Vegas Alliance of Black School Educators to strengthen partnership, discuss education and social issues

Governor Sisolak issues statement in response to CCSD two-day break 

State Agency and Local Government Updates

Latonia Coleman Named DETR’s Deputy Director of Programs

State of Nevada Calls Upon Retailers to Prevent Tobacco Product Sales to Youths

Nevada OSHA workplace safety violation penalties increase in accordance with federal adjustment for inflation

Aviation Director to Provide Travel Industry Insight and Perspective as Federal Reserve Branch Board Member

CCSD Board Of School Trustees Meeting Recap

CCSD Taking 5-Day Pause To Provide Relief

Articles of Interest

Regents back student COVID vaccine mandate that’s caught in regulatory limbo (NV Independent)

Mining Association asks for revisions, name change on new gold, silver tax (NV Independent)

Empty shelves again? Omicron disrupts Las Vegas grocery stores (LVRJ)

Community based solar option begins in earnest with newly launched NV Energy program (NV Current)

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