Daily Update- August 14, 2020 Road to Recovery, New Appointment

Today, Governor Sisolak signed Directive 030, formally adopting the Road to Recovery: Moving to A New Normal plan, which was announced publicly on August 3, and outlined the State’s transition to a long-term, focused mitigation strategy moving forward. The hallmark of the New Normal Plan is utilizing targeted strategic mitigation measures at the county level using State and local data and assessments to best help slow the spread of COVID-19 within those specific communities.  Directive 030 also formally creates the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force and gives them the authority to work with local governments and take action on county-specific plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The directive is HERE, and the full press release HERE.

Additionally, the Governor appointed Charina de Asis as Director of the Nevada Office for New Americans. She will be moving from her current Senior Advisor position for the Office to accept this appointment. More information about Ms. De Asis can be found HERE

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Relief Bill for Independent Live Music Venues During Pandemic

Cortez Masto Hosts Congressional Startup Day Webinar on Supporting Startups in Nevada

During COVID-19 Pandemic, Rosen Calls on Administration to Expand Telehealth & Home Visit Model of Care for Medicare and Medicaid Recipients

Rosen Announces Nearly $630,000 in Grants for Nevada Native American Tribes and Organizations

Amid Trump’s Ongoing Threats to Withhold USPS Funding, Rosen Urges USPS to Fix Delays and Avoid Cost Increases for Election Mail

Rep. Titus Statement on GAO Finding that Trump’s Top DHS Appointments Were Illegal

Amodei Secures $12 Million in Funding for the Remediation of UNR Radium-226 Contaminated Facility

Rep. Lee Hosts Facebook Live Roundtable on Minority Health During COVID-19

Local Government and Agency Updates

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

GCB- Notice of Slot Machine Use In Bars

Articles of Interest

How much should Nevada spend on students? School funding commission begins tackling that question (NV Indy)

State postpones implementation of mitigation measures for counties at ‘elevated risk’ of COVID-19, citing need for further review (NV Indy)

More than 223K mailed ballots returned undelivered in primary (LVRJ)

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