Tag Archives: COVID-19

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Today, Governor Sisolak joined Caleb Cage, Nevada COVID-19 Response Director and Julia Peek, Deputy Administrator of Community Health Services, to provide updates on Nevada’s ongoing COVID-19 response, testing and reporting during a teleconference with members of the media. He thanked everyone for ongoing support and well wishes while he recovers from COVID-19. Last Tuesday, the […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced the appointment of Kevin Benson as General Counsel for the Governor’s Office. From the press release: “I am so pleased to welcome Kevin Benson to the Governor’s Office as our new General Counsel,” said Governor Sisolak. “As a long time Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, and his extensive experience in the private sector, Kevin has proven himself as a leader in the legal field. I […]

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 […]

Over the weekend, Governor Sisolak issued the following statement after the State surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began:  “Almost eight months into this public health crisis, Nevada has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases in our State and we have lost almost 1,800 fellow Nevadans to this virus. We are not rounding the corner in this pandemic.Now is not […]

Today, Governor Sisolak gave a press conference to give an update about COVID-19 in Nevada. According to the White House Task Force, Nevada is in the red zone for cases, which is 101 or more new cases per 100,000 population, and is the 22nd highest in the US. 71% of counties in the state have moderate […]

Today, Governor Sisolak joined with Nevada DHHS to provide an update on Nevada’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Playbook for Statewide Operations that was submitted to (CDC) on Oct. 16. The playbook was put together by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.  The Playbook is a draft that the Nevada State Immunization Program will use and […]

Today, Governor Sisolak held a press conference to give a COVID-19 update. He stated that we are beginning to see an alarming trend in the number of cases and hospitalizations in Nevada. According to the White House COVID-19 report, we are in the red zone for cases, the 24th highest in the country. We are in […]