The Southern Nevada Health District Board of Health met today and discussed more ways to move forward with COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. They are still short contact tracers and investigators to follow up with all of the positive cases and are planning on hiring about 200 more of each. Daily testing capacity at each testing site has become an issue because of the lab capacity, so people are being turned away. The Southern Nevada Health District reported 1,152 new cases of the disease on its dashboard, bringing the county total to 34,209. That was the third-highest daily figure announced since the county crested the 1,000 mark on July 14. It also reported three additional fatalities, raising the total for the county to 580. The NV Indy has a great dashboard with Nevada-specific COVID-19 numbers HERE.
Today’s COVID-19 press update is HERE.
This week’s Situation Report is HERE.
Cortez Masto Announces Nearly $4 Million in Federal Funding for Nevadans
Cortez Masto Supports Bill to Boost Affordable Housing for Foster Youth, Prevent Homelessness During COVID-19 Pandemic
Cortez Masto Fights for Women’s Reproductive Health Care
Senate Adopts Rosen Amendments and Provisions in NDAA
Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Establish Housing Assistance Fund
Rep. Susie Lee Examines Best – and Worst – Solutions to Safely Reopen Schools During COVID-19
Rep. Susie Lee Helps Pass Great American Outdoors Act, Protect Nevada Public Lands
Las Vegas takes steps on coronavirus amid reported warning from White House (LVRJ)
Local Government and Agency Updates
Nevada OSHA issues citations to two Las Vegas businesses for violations of COVID-19 health and safety requirements
NSHE Board of Regents Select Dr. Keith Whitfield as UNLV’s New President
Washoe County District Health Officer Does Not Recommend Reopening WCSD Schools
Articles of Interest
Cannizzaro-led PAC gave Dem Senate leader donation from maxed-out contributors (NV Indy)
Indy Environment: The strange logic of taxing renewable exports in retaliation for raising the mining tax (NV Indy)
Reports show teacher’s union backed tax proposals flush with cash, amendment initiatives less so (NV Indy)