Daily Update- August 7, 2020 COVID-19 Update, Gov. Signs Bills

Today the Nevada Health Response Team identified eight Nevada counties flagged for having an elevated disease transmission risk, marked by meeting two or more of the criteria laid out in the State’s Road to Recovery: Moving to a New Normal plan. Counties meeting two or more of the criteria as of August 6 include: Carson City, Clark, Elko, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, and Washoe. All eight counties have been notified. In the upcoming days, county leaders will work with state officials, including Caleb Cage, the State’s COVID-19 Response Director, to thoroughly examine each county’s data through an assessment plan, and counties will submit an action plan for review and approval from the Nevada Health Response Team, which includes key state and local representatives. 

This morning, Governor Sisolak signed SB1 from the last special session, allowing for certain courts to grant stays for certain types of evictions. Evictions may not be stayed for more than 30 days, to facilitate these alternative dispute resolutions.  This law applies to evictions of any tenant in any type of dwelling unit, including apartments, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, or any other low rent housing that fall under public housing programs. The full press release can be found HERE.

The Governor also signed AB3, a measure vital in the advancement of social justice reform that includes changes to law enforcement conduct and SB2, which rollbacks certain provisions for police officers under investigation.  The Governor will continue to work with state and community leaders to advocate for criminal and social justice reform and is reaffirming his commitment to effectuating these changes. The full press release is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Calls on Majority Leader McConnell to Protect At-Risk Americans

Cortez Masto Announces Over $4.5 Million in Federal Funding for Nevada Children and Education Programs

Rosen Joins Colleagues in Letter Demanding Child Care Relief in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Rosen Co-Sponsors Trio of Bills to Support Mental Health Needs of Students

Rosen Applauds $4.2 Million in Grant Funding Awarded to Support Nevada Higher Education COVID Response, Science, and TRIO Programs

Agency Updates

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

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