Category Archives: Clark County

Today, the Nevada Health Response, in coordination with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, issued guidance providing clarity and the latest information regarding visitation in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. The guidancefollows best practices for helping limit the spread of COVID-19 and also abides by all the federal regulations and guidelines in accordance with U.S. Department of Health and […]

Today, the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force, chaired by Nevada COVID-19 Response Director Caleb Cage, adjusted thresholds used to monitor Nevada’s 17 counties for an elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission. Based on data and recommendations provided by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, the Task Force agreed to adjust the thresholds used to identify counties having an elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission. According […]

A member of Governor Steve Sisolak’s staff based in the Capitol Office in Carson City has received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 after developing symptoms over this past weekend. The Office has followed all public health procedures and protocols in response. The staffer has been interviewed and the contact tracing effort is underway to ensure all close contacts are notified and informed of next steps in accordance with public health […]

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, Governor Sisolak announced that the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation is the recipient of a $13 million federal grant to support short-term job training programs to help prepare unemployed and underemployed individuals for in-demand occupations in Nevada.  This funding comes as part of available CARES act funding. The funding will bring the opportunity to offer expanded, […]

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 signed an emergency regulation to support widespread immunization efforts to help the State prepare for a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The regulation, approved and requested by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy, authorizes pharmaceutical technicians with appropriate training to administer immunizations under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. This emergency regulation will allow pharmacies to meet the increased […]

Today, by executive order, Governor Sisolak ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and state public buildings and grounds for the entire day on Friday, September 11, 2020 in honor of those that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The order can be […]

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, […]