Author Archives: Jennifer Atlas

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 […]

While we wait for more results, here are the most recent numbers from Nevada: Today’s COVID-19 Press Bulletin This week’s Situation Report Election News Governor Sisolak issues statement on President Trump’s comments on the election NV Republicans file last-minute federal suit seeking stop to automated signature verification in Clark County (NV Indy) Trump campaign agrees […]

Clark County Registrar of Voters, Joe Gloria, gave a press conference this afternoon. Clark County has counted 337,000 out of 413,000 ballots so far. New updates will come every morning at 10am (including the weekend) and they can process up to 70,000 ballots a day. Mail ballots postmarked by November 3rd can be received until November […]

Over the weekend, Governor Sisolak issued the following statement after the State surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began:  “Almost eight months into this public health crisis, Nevada has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases in our State and we have lost almost 1,800 fellow Nevadans to this virus. We are not rounding the corner in this pandemic.Now is not […]

Today, Governor Sisolak gave a press conference to give an update about COVID-19 in Nevada. According to the White House Task Force, Nevada is in the red zone for cases, which is 101 or more new cases per 100,000 population, and is the 22nd highest in the US. 71% of counties in the state have moderate […]