Author Archives: Jennifer Atlas

Governor Steve Sisolak held a press conference today to provide an update on Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccination planning process. The Governor was joined by Candice McDaniel, Health Bureau Chief, Bureau of Child, Family, and Community Wellness, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and Shannon Bennett, Immunization Program Manager, Division of Public and Behavioral Health.  The first vaccines for COVID-19 could arrive […]

Today, President Trump agreed in a tweet that he agrees with a false claim that the alternate care site at Renown Hospital in Reno is “fake”. Governor Sisolak issued the following statement: “For nearly nine months, the State of Nevada has not only had to battle this pandemic, we have had to fight the President’s nonstop attempts […]

Federal Updates Can the Biden administration deliver on its message of a new hope for immigrants in the U.S.? (NV Indy) On Small Business Saturday, Rosen Announces Initiative to Highlight Nevada Small Businesses House Passes the National Apprenticeship Act and Includes Horsford Racial and Gender Equity Amendment Agency and Local Government Updates Today’s COVID-19 Press […]

Today, the Nevada Senate Democrats announced leadership roles and committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session. Senator Nicole Cannizzaro will continue to serve as the Senate Majority Leader. Governor Sisolak held a press conference yesterday and announced increased restrictions to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada. He is calling it a “pause” and […]

The Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force met with nine counties flagged for having an elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19.  Carson City, Clark, Elko, Humboldt, Lincoln, Lyon, Nye and Washoe counties’ plans were previously approved by the Task Force. Douglas County presented their assessment and plan to the Task Force for the first […]

Today, Governor Sisolak joined Caleb Cage, Nevada COVID-19 Response Director and Julia Peek, Deputy Administrator of Community Health Services, to provide updates on Nevada’s ongoing COVID-19 response, testing and reporting during a teleconference with members of the media. He thanked everyone for ongoing support and well wishes while he recovers from COVID-19. Last Tuesday, the […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced the appointment of Kevin Benson as General Counsel for the Governor’s Office. From the press release: “I am so pleased to welcome Kevin Benson to the Governor’s Office as our new General Counsel,” said Governor Sisolak. “As a long time Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, and his extensive experience in the private sector, Kevin has proven himself as a leader in the legal field. I […]

Governor Sisolak underwent routine COVID-19 testing on Friday, November 13th  in Carson City. A rapid test provided a positive result. The Governor also received a diagnostic PCR test and those results are pending at this time.  Currently, the Governor is not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Earlier this week, the Governor expressed feeling fatigue, however he attributed this to his demanding schedule. No other symptoms were experienced.  The full press release can be […]

Yesterday evening, Governor Sisolak held a press conference and asked Nevada residents to voluntarily stay home for two weeks. He did not make this a formal directive, and there are no true guidelines that his office put out. He asked that local governments step up their enforcement of previous dirrectives, that people refrain from meeting […]

Nevada is still counting ballots…here are the most recent numbers: Presidential Race Joe Biden [D] Donald Trump [R] 50.22% 47.51% 670,344 634,158 Difference 36,186 Congressional District 3 Susie Lee [D] Dan Rodimer [R] 49.20% 45.43% 194,085 179,219 Difference  14,866 Congressional District 4 Steven Horsford [D] Jim Marchant [R] 50.78% 45.86% 159,865 144,376 Difference  15,489 Senate […]