Today, Governor Sisolak held a press conference to give a COVID-19 Update. He presented a long-term mitigation strategy for the state that is state managed, and locally executed by counties. The plan was developed recognizing the State of Nevada and the nation are still in response mode to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be for the foreseeable future. He mentioned that shutting down early was the right response, but we can’t do it again. The state will update criteria for high-risk areas weekly. If a county meets two or more criteria, they will enter an assessment and review process that may result in increased mitigation response. The state may enforce mitigation strategies if counties don’t react quickly when necessary. The risk level in a county determines the mitigation level. Criteria to determine risk level includes testing, hospital capacity, access to PPE, and case investigation. County size and population is taken into account, and the data will be analyzed every Thursday. Counties will create their own action plan if deemed high-risk which will be approved by the task force and enacted by the county. This plan will help target where COVID is spreading. This is a Nevada-specific plan, and incorporates best practices from other western compact states such as Colorado and Washington. The full plan can be read HERE.
Special Session has been moving right along in Carson City. The Governor has already signed AB1, AB2, and AB4. Today the Senate introduced SB4, the business liability bill, and will hear it tonight. A full list of the bills can be found HERE.
Special Session News (via NV Indy)
Trump threatens legal action against just-signed Nevada elections bill expanding mail-in voting, ballot collecting
Hospitals, health care facilities cry foul at exclusion from proposed COVID liability bill
Senate unanimously advances bill geared at extending unemployment benefits, clearing some roadblocks to payments
PHOTOS: On third day of special session, Senate votes on election measure and governor signs first bills
Trio of mining tax hike proposals pass out of special session; first step to amend Constitution
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‘It’s really getting bad here:’ Summerlin nursing home deadliest in Nevada (LVRJ)