Daily Update- June 15, 2020 Phase 2 Continues

Governor Sisolak held a press conference this eventing to update Nevadans on the reopening plan. He intends to extend Phase 2 and continue to evaluate data. The timeline for moving forward into Phase 3 is dictated by the virus. There has been an increase in cases, but it is not negatively impacting hospitals. Caleb Cage commented that they are looking into outbreaks around the state and figuring out the best approach. The Governor reiterated that local governments are able to tighten restrictions if they feel it necessary. He confirmed that there will be a special session before the end of the fiscal year, and it will be in person and socially distanced. 

The Indy has a full breakdown of his comments HERE.

Updated election results can be found HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Announces Findings of Study on Traumatic Brain Injury in Survivors of Domestic Violence

Cortez Masto Applauds $50 Million in DOT Funding for Improvements to I-15 in Las Vegas

Cortez Masto Statement on SCOTUS Ruling on Title VII Protections for LGBTQ Workers

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Expansion of Access to Telehealth Services for Medicare Beneficiaries

Rosen, Cortez Masto Call For Simplification of PPP Loan Forgiveness Process

Reps. Steven Horsford and Susie Lee Introduce Legislation To Build A More Resilient 21st Century Electric Grid

Congressman Steven Horsford on SCOTUS Decision for LGBTQ+ Employment Protections

Rep. Susie Lee: “Letting State and Local Governments Go Bankrupt Is Really Bankrupting the Future for Our Children.”

Agency Updates

A Message from Fermin Leguen, MD, MPH, Acting Chief Health Officer

Attorney General Ford Issues Statement on Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Upholding LGBT Protections

NDOC Expands Testing, First Offender in North Test Positive for COVID-19

PUC Lifeline Assistance Program

Retail Sale Surcharges – Subject to Sales Tax 

Articles of Interest

As nursing homes remain closed to the outside, ombudsman’s office grapples with addressing complaints from afar (NV Indy)

‘Pent-up demand’ – Customers return as Nevada tavern operators restart their slot machines (NV Indy)

Despite casinos reopening and tourism activity resuming, many workers remain left behind (NV Indy)

Experts fear many at-risk kids in Clark County suffering harm (LVRJ)

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