Daily Update- July 27, 2020 COVID-19 Update from Governor

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 and public health. Nevada continues to see a consistent increase in testing, compliance, and mask-wearing, and the numbers are slowly starting to flatten. Three counties were taken off of the “elevated risk” list, leaving Clark, Elko, Nye, and Washoe counties with the additional guidelines that were announced two weeks ago. There is a plan to roll out new recovery guidelines on Monday that will include updated and enhanced data collection, create predictability based on specific criteria, elimination of phased opening, increased enforcement, and specific targeting of mitigation efforts. The goal will be to target specific businesses or areas that need assistance instead of by industry. There will also be a new proclamation that extends emergency directives before the end of the month.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto, Rosen Introduce Legislation to Bring State Unemployment Insurance Technology Into 21st Century

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Promote Transparency with Federal Law Enforcement

Rosen, Colleagues Call for Fixes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to be Included in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Reps. Titus, Reschenthaler Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Excise Tax on Legal Sports Bets

Congressman Steven Horsford Votes to Commemorate the History of Latinos in America

Congressman Steven Horsford Announces Nevada Wins in First House Appropriations Package

Local Government and Agency Updates

Fentanyl deaths increasing in Clark County

Articles of Interest

Why NV Energy is pushing for a $2 billion statewide transmission upgrade (NV Indy)

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Nevada’s limits on in-person worship services (NV Indy)

NFL officially cancels 2020 preseason amid coronavirus concerns (KTNV)

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