Category Archives: Businesses

Today, Governor Sisolak announced details for a new $20 million grant program aimed at helping small businesses and non-profit organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant program makes $20 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds available to small businesses, non-profit organizations, arts and culture organizations, and local Chambers of Commerce […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced that he will be issuing an Emergency Directive lifting restrictions on youth and adult sports and adjusting the COVID-19 statewide guidance on sports.  The new Directive and accompanying guidance will allow for practice, training and competitions for non-contact and minimal-contact sports statewide for both youth and adult sports. Sports leagues must first submit a Preparedness & Safety Plan and comply with all health and safety protocols outlined in the […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced a new emergency directive that addresses large group capacity and several other industry-specific guidelines. He noted that numbers  have been trending in a positive direction, and that has made this possible. The Governor encouraged groups to come to NV instead of states that are lifting restriction, promising that Nevada will be the […]

Today, the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force, chaired by Nevada COVID-19 Response Director Caleb Cage, met with six counties that have been flagged for having an elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19. Based on data provided this morning by the Department of Health and Human Services, three counties are no longer meeting two of the […]

Today, Governor Sisolak issued the following statement in response to the White House denying the State’s request to have the federal government fully fund the Nevada National Guard’s COVID-19 response efforts through the end of the year.   “There is no rational justification for providing some states full federal funding for the Guard and denying a state like Nevada, […]

Today, the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force, chaired by Nevada COVID-19 Response Director Caleb met with seven counties flagged last week for having an elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19.  Based on data provided this morning by the Department of Health and Human Services, six of the seven counties are still meeting at least two of the three criteria, signaling […]

In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changing their COVID-19 testing guidance earlier this week to say that some individuals without symptoms may not need to be tested, State of Nevada health officials confirm that they will not be adopting the new guidance and will continue to strongly recommend testing for […]

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Today, Governor Sisolak signed SB3 from the  32nd Legislative Special Session related to unemployment insurance and announced a new rapid response effort to address the backlogs remaining within the unemployment insurance systems to be led by Barbara Buckley, Majority Leader of the Assembly from 2001-2007 and Speaker of the Nevada Assembly from 2007-2010.   He also announced Elisa Cafferata as the new Acting Director of DETR. She currently […]

Today, Governor Sisolak held a press conference to give a COVID-19 Update. He presented a long-term mitigation strategy for the state that is state managed, and locally executed by counties. The plan was developed recognizing the State of Nevada and the nation are still in response mode to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be for […]