Category Archives: Nevada Politics

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 […]

In-person early voting began this weekend, and we are starting to get cumulative voter turnout numbers for both in-person and mail-in ballots. We haven’t received full numbers for the weekend, but this is what has been reported so far:  Election News At Carson City airport rally, Trump promises hard-hit Nevada an economic revival (NV Indy) […]

The Economic Forum held a meeting today where they heard several presentations on the state of the economy in Nevada. The information is intended to help the forum when they start making their revenue projections in the coming months. Most of the presentations centered around how COVID-19 has impacted the state, programs that are available […]

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 […]

With Nevada’s eviction moratorium expiring in two days, the State is reminding Nevadans that federal rental protections from eviction remain in place after the expiration of Nevada’s statewide moratorium on October 15 and that state and local financial and mediation resources are available for homeowners, landlords and tenants impacted by COVID-19. The state continues to offer […]

 This week, the Governor, members of his staff, and state leaders from the Gaming Control Board, Nevada Department of Business and Industry, and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services had a productive meeting and conversation with local health officials representing the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and the Washoe County Health District (WCHD), and local elected leaders from Clark County and Washoe County. The goal of the meeting was to […]

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 […]

A coalition of 11 governors, including Govs. Jay Inslee (WA), Kate Brown (OR), Gavin Newsom (CA), Phil Murphy (NJ), Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), Ralph Northam (VA), John Carney (DE), Steve Sisolak (NV) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM), released a joint statement today on recent threats to the democratic process and reports of efforts to circumvent […]