Category Archives: News

Any News updates in the state.

The State’s COVID-19 Task Force met today, and we learned more about the effects of the holidays on the virus transmission. The State Biostatistician stated, based on previous post-holiday trends, it is likely that we have seen the full impact of Christmas gatherings in our case trends and test positivity. The impact of New Year’s […]

Federal Updates  Cortez Masto Meets With Nevada Seniors, Rolls Out Senior Resource Guide  Cortez Masto Introduce Comprehensive Mental Health Legislation  Cortez Masto, Rosen Cosponsor Bicameral Legislation to Require COVID-19 Data Collection in Immigration Detention Facilities Rosen and Cortez Masto Co-Sponsor Legislation to Help Millions of Unemployed Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Rosen-Backed Legislation Passes Senate, Will […]

Yesterday, Governor Sisolak held a press conference and announced the state will be extending the restrictions in place under the current “Pause”  in Nevada for the next month – through January 15.  Additionally, Governor Sisolak announced one more public health mitigation measure- he will be signing a directive that will place a moratorium on most residential evictions […]

Today, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services received official notice from the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the state’s December COVID-19 vaccine allocation. The State is set to receive more than 164,000 doses throughout the month which will be used for hospital staff, skilled nursing facility staff […]

Governor Steve Sisolak held a press conference today to provide an update on Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccination planning process. The Governor was joined by Candice McDaniel, Health Bureau Chief, Bureau of Child, Family, and Community Wellness, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and Shannon Bennett, Immunization Program Manager, Division of Public and Behavioral Health.  The first vaccines for COVID-19 could arrive […]

Today, President Trump agreed in a tweet that he agrees with a false claim that the alternate care site at Renown Hospital in Reno is “fake”. Governor Sisolak issued the following statement: “For nearly nine months, the State of Nevada has not only had to battle this pandemic, we have had to fight the President’s nonstop attempts […]

Federal Updates Can the Biden administration deliver on its message of a new hope for immigrants in the U.S.? (NV Indy) On Small Business Saturday, Rosen Announces Initiative to Highlight Nevada Small Businesses House Passes the National Apprenticeship Act and Includes Horsford Racial and Gender Equity Amendment Agency and Local Government Updates Today’s COVID-19 Press […]

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 […]

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 […]