Author Archives: Jennifer Atlas

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. […]

The State’s COVID-19 Task Force met today, and we learned more about the effects of the holidays on the virus transmission. The State Biostatistician stated, based on previous post-holiday trends, it is likely that we have seen the full impact of Christmas gatherings in our case trends and test positivity. The impact of New Year’s […]

The full address may be seen here: The State of the State Governor Sisolak began by reviewing the highlights of the last Legislative session: Provided raises to teachers and funding for schools Ended surprise emergency room billing Outlawed dropping those with pre-existing conditions from insurance programs Implemented climate strategy Lowered unemployment  He then went over […]

Federal Updates  Cortez Masto Meets With Nevada Seniors, Rolls Out Senior Resource Guide  Cortez Masto Introduce Comprehensive Mental Health Legislation  Cortez Masto, Rosen Cosponsor Bicameral Legislation to Require COVID-19 Data Collection in Immigration Detention Facilities Rosen and Cortez Masto Co-Sponsor Legislation to Help Millions of Unemployed Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Rosen-Backed Legislation Passes Senate, Will […]

Yesterday, Governor Sisolak held a press conference and announced the state will be extending the restrictions in place under the current “Pause”  in Nevada for the next month – through January 15.  Additionally, Governor Sisolak announced one more public health mitigation measure- he will be signing a directive that will place a moratorium on most residential evictions […]

The Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force met today and discussed updates from their respective agencies and departments.  All counties in Nevada, with the exception of Storey County, were flagged for elevated disease transmission this week. All flagged counties met the criteria of a high case rate per 100,000 and had a high test […]

Today, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services received official notice from the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the state’s December COVID-19 vaccine allocation. The State is set to receive more than 164,000 doses throughout the month which will be used for hospital staff, skilled nursing facility staff […]

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 […]