The G3Wire- March 25, 2022

On April 1, 2022, the Nevada National Guard’s support of the State’s COVID-19 response will come to a close. This is exactly two years after it began. At the peak in April 2020, 1,139 members of the Nevada Guard were on orders to assist the State, the largest domestic emergency response in Nevada Guard history. It eventually became the lengthiest state activation in history with members of the Nevada Guard remaining on orders for more than 700 days. In total, more than 1,400 Nevada Guardsmen and women supported Nevada’s COVID-19 response.

From the Press Release:

In all, Nevada Guardsmen and women directly administered 831,227 COVID-19 tests and 818,661 vaccinations. Nevada Guard personnel supported a larger number of test and vaccination locations other than direct administration, primarily with traffic control and administrative paperwork at 85 mobile and stationary sites. Altogether, Nevada Guard personnel supported efforts to test 2.5 million Nevadans and vaccinate an additional 2.9 million. Sixty-two of the sites were mobile efforts in urban, rural and tribal locations around the state.

The full statement can be found HERE.

Federal Updates

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Rep. Susie Lee Leads Bicameral Letter to Biden Administration Calling for Greater Focus on Semiconductors for Defense Manufacturing

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Governor Sisolak orders flags lowered in honor of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright

Governor Sisolak signs partnership agreement to advance sustainable, equitable, accessible outdoor recreation opportunities throughout Nevada

Governor Sisolak announces $5 million commitment toward free community college efforts

Governor Sisolak, State of Nevada to host first ever Healthcare Provider Summit

State Agency and Local Government Updates

Health District commemorates World TB Day on March 24

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Agencies collaborate to launch wastewater surveillance dashboard

DETR: Nevada continues to add jobs in February; Unemployment rate dips from previous month

Nevada Drops in National Ranking for Suicides

Live Loud, Proud, and Unapologetic for LGBTQ Health Equity

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Articles of Interest

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Nevada Supreme Court rules against disclosure of records from diabetes drug manufacturers (NV Independent)

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Station Casinos’ failure to bargain with Culinary may pose existential threat (NV Current)

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