Category Archives: Las Vegas

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, 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 […]

Articles of Interest Barbara Buckley on progress of new ‘strike force’ trying to tackle backlogged unemployment claims (NV Indy) Sparks Mayor Ron Smith dies of pancreatic cancer, new mayor to take office in September (NV Indy) Heller: GOP secretary of state should be ‘standing on soapbox’ opposing controversial election law changes (NV Indy) Wastewater surveys […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced that Nevada’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 1,000 people. His remarks from today:  “Today, it is with great sadness that we must recognize that Nevada’s COVID death toll has reached 1,000.  The grief felt by the deaths of each of these Nevadans that has succumbed to this virus has been devastating to so many across our State, and the First Lady and I extend our deepest condolences to […]

Today, Governor Sisolak, joined virtually by stakeholders and community supporters, signed Senate Bill 4, an act relating to public health geared towards worker safety. Governor Sisolak was joined, virtually, at the signing by Geoconda Argüello-Kline, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and President MGM Resorts, and Irma Fernandez, daughter of Adolfo Fernandez, a utility porter and namesake […]

Over the past few days, there has been quite a bit of news that link national stories to Nevada. The topics range from Trump’s lawsuit regarding voting, to labor, to campaign finance. Here is a roundup of those stories: Democratic members of Congress ask FBI to investigate recent call between Trump, Adelson on coronavirus relief, […]

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, […]