Category Archives: COVID-19

Today the Nevada Health Response Team identified eight Nevada counties flagged for having an elevated disease transmission risk, marked by meeting two or more of the criteria laid out in the State’s Road to Recovery: Moving to a New Normal plan. Counties meeting two or more of the criteria as of August 6 include: Carson City, Clark, […]

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 issued a proclamation to formally name racism as a public health crisis. Given Nevada’s diverse population as a minority, majority state, this call to action raises awareness so Nevada does not perpetuate poor health outcomes due to systemic racism during and after the pandemic. The proclamation and press release can be found HERE.  Along with the Governor’s proclamation, the Senate introduced SCR1, which urges certain actions to address […]

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 […]

Today, Governor Sisolak issued the formal proclamation to call the Nevada Legislature into a special session beginning on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9 a.m. to address significant policy issues that cannot wait until the regularly scheduled legislative session. This will be the 32nd Special Session in Nevada’s history. In the proclamation, the following policy items are included for consideration:  Addressing criminal and social […]

Today, Governor Sisolak issued a statement in response to the Senate GOP COVID-19 proposal, which does not include any flexible funding for state and local governments. His comments are below: “Since early May, I have been advocating for additional flexible funding from the federal government to help State and local governments backfill the budget shortfalls and […]

This evening, Governor Sisolak held his first press conference since July 9th. He announced that he would like to start the second special session as soon as Thursday, but the final decision and proclamation is yet to come. The Governor stressed that each decision he makes has to balance a fine line between economic responsibility […]

Las Vegas City Manager Scott Adams gave a report during the City Council meeting today to go over parts of the COVID-19 recovery.  Since the White House designated Clark County as a red zone, he has asked for more enforcement out in the community regarding how businesses are complying with the Governor’s mandates. This includes wearing […]

The 31st Special Session ended yesterday evening, and today Governor Sisolak signed the final bills into law: Senate Bill 3, which temporarily accelerates the collection of a portion of the tax upon the net proceeds of minerals and  Assembly Bill 3, which implements the vast majority of the budget changes. The legislature made sweeping cuts in order to fill the huge budget […]