Category Archives: Healthcare

 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 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 […]

In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changing their COVID-19 testing guidance earlier this week to say that some individuals without symptoms may not need to be tested, State of Nevada health officials confirm that they will not be adopting the new guidance and will continue to strongly recommend testing for […]

Building on a previous announcement regarding COVID re-opening, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced today that their states will be working together on telehealth issues. From the press release: “To ensure that the nation benefits from our knowledge as changes to federal regulations are contemplated, […]

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 in a late notice press conference, Governor Sisolak announced that bars in certain Nevada counties must close as of 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 10, to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada.  The State Department of Health and Human Services is currently confirming the criteria that would designate a county in Nevada as a hotspot. Tomorrow, the Governor will release […]

Governor Sisolak was scheduled to give a press conference this evening regarding Phase 2, but cancelled about an hour before it was scheduled. He was exposed to the virus, and while he is exhibiting no symptoms, decided to cancel out of an abundance of caution. He did release his prepared statements and announced that Phase 2 […]

The Interim Healthcare Committee met today. They had a COVID themed agenda and with presentations from the state. As of this morning, 107,166 tests have been administered and we are at about 3,990 new tests a day and working to do more community wide tests. 110 new positive cases a day being reported to the state […]