Tag Archives: COVID-19

This evening, Governor Sisolak held his first press conference since July 9th. He announced that he would like to start the second special session as soon as Thursday, but the final decision and proclamation is yet to come. The Governor stressed that each decision he makes has to balance a fine line between economic responsibility […]

Today, Governor Sisolak released a detailed look at federal funding that has flowed into Nevada so far to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic.  Federal funding has been distributed throughout Nevada from the CARES Act to address public health needs and to fund state and local government programs for children, families, seniors, law enforcement and health care providers.    […]

Today was the first of a daily call scheduled for the media with Caleb Cage, the State of Nevada COVID-19 Response Director and Julia Peek, Deputy Administrator of Community Health Services to provide updates and context regarding COVID-19 information in Nevada. Mr. Cage noted that part of the recent uptick in positive numbers is due to […]

Clark County School District posted documents today that outline a possible plan for reopening schools for the coming school year. It proposes having students attend face-to-face two days a week, and online three days a week. There would also be an option for full-time distance learning. These options will be discussed at the Board of […]

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak released his Phase 2 reopening Directive 021 in to accompany Tuesday night’s announcement. The directive is set to expire on June 30, 2020. All prior directives referenced remain in effect through the end of June. Directive 021 also allows for Nevada’s gaming establishments to open as of June 4, 2020. Phase 2 begins tomorrow.  Two guidance documents […]

Today, the Committee to Conduct an Interim Study of the Requirements for Reapportionment and Redistricting in Nevada met to discuss the upcoming redistricting. There were reports from the state demographer, Board of Regents, Census staff, and LCB staff. Due to COVID-19, census activities have been delayed, and this in turn delays reporting to the Legislature. […]

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 Finance Committee met today and voted to transfer the state’s “Rainy Day Fund” to the General Fund to help with budget shortfalls. The vote was along party lines, and Speaker Frierson and Chairwoman Carlton said that this was necessary to get money to those that need it, as well as to pay for […]