Daily Update- September 3, 2020 Governor Press Conference, COVID-19 Task Force

Today, Governor Sisolak held a press conference to review the past six months and give an update on COVID-19. He gave a clarification to a past directive and stated that countertop dining in Clark County is allowed, but countertop gaming still is prohibited. The Governor noted that his staff will continue to look at what is best moving forward, specifically mentioning possibly removing restrictions on churches, youth sports and opening playgrounds. 

The COVID-19 Task Force met today with the seven counties flagged for elevated risk of transmission. No counties were added or removed from the list, but Humbolt County did not meet the elevated risk criteria and did not have to submit an action plan. The seven that did were Lander, Lyon, Churchill, Nye, Elko, Washoe, and Clark. The plans can be reviewed HERE, and the general overview is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto, Horsford, Castro Conduct Congressional Oversight Visit at the Nevada Southern Detention Center

Cortez Masto Applauds $1.2 Million Grant to Make Reno-Tahoe Airport Greener

Rosen Joins Colleagues in Demanding Answers on How USPS Operational Changes Have Impacted Small Businesses

Rep. Susie Lee, NSEA Call for Action to Help Children During COVID-19

Agency and Local Government Updates

Health District encourages safe and healthy celebrations this Labor Day weekend

DETR- Nevada applies for federal funds and provides staffing update

Secretary of State Cegavske Announces September as National Voter Registration Month and Issues Call to Action

Press Release Enforcement of Health and Safety Policies for Reopening after Temporary Closures

Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Receives VALE Grant from FAA

Articles of Interest

In ruling critical of state’s oversight, judge freezes marijuana dispensary licenses that weren’t fully background checked (NV Indy)

Bars in Clark, Washoe, Elko, most of Nye counties to remain closed for at least two more weeks; non-bar countertops in Clark County to open next week (NV Indy)

In the West’s push for more renewable energy, Nevada geothermal developers see an opening (NV Indy)

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