Category Archives: Healthcare

On Monday, August 16th, Governor Sisolak held a press conference to announce Emergency Directive 049, which creates a process for a mask exception for large indoor large events within counties that have “substantial” or “high” COVID-19 transmission.  This is not a requirement to show proof of vaccination to attend a large event. It is an optional exception to […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced that the state of Nevada will be adopting the latest CDC recommendations regarding masks: The CDC recommends that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high transmission, which includes Clark and Washoe counties.   The Governor released  Emergency Directive 047, which allows […]

This week, Governor Sisolak was busy signing legislation. Some of the highlights are below, and the full lists of the status of bills can be found here:  Bills Signed by the Governor Bills in the Governor’s Office Accessible & Secure Elections Legislation  Assembly Bill 121: Improves voting access for those with a disability or overseas […]

While this session looked different from any other, the las week of session brought the same push towards sine die that we are used to. Here are some of the big bills that were passed in the final days: AB341: Revises provisions relating to cannabis. (BDR 56-583) AB341 authorizes marijuana consumption lounges and solves the problem that […]

Bill Hearing Highlights AB28 AB28 restores the inverse preference for businesses that want to come to Nevada. Vendors that receive a preference in their home state will receive a penalty to their Nevada score by the same amount. This was in place from 2003-2009 but was removed when a preference for businesses owned by disabled […]

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak wrote a letter to acting Health and Human Services Secretary Norris Cochran regarding the State’s federal allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to publicly available federal data, Nevada has received the second-lowest number of vaccine doses per capita among all U.S. states so far.  See the Governor’s full remarks are HERE. […]

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 […]

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 […]

 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 […]