Daily Update- September 16, 2020 Governor Updates

Today, Governor Sisolak joined Caleb Cage and Julia Peek for the COVID-19 press bulletin. He noted that Nevada has dropped off of east coast states’ travel advisory lists, and this is due to the work of the citizens and numbers trending down. Every county, regardless of risk level, is still required to follow all state guidelines. The Task Force is still reviewing guidelines for possible changes to group capacity limitations and other changes to current guidelines. Today’s press bulletin can be found HERE.

Governor Sisolak sent a letter to Vice President Pence today seeking clarity on the State’s efforts to follow recommendations from the White House Coronavirus Task Force after President Donald Trump held large public gatherings in two locations across the State last weekend that violated state emergency directives.  In the letter, Gov. Sisolak respectfully asks the White House Coronavirus Task Force to explain to the residents of the State of Nevada how to reconcile the recommendations from the President’s public health experts and the President’s own contradictory actions in our State. A copy of the letter can be found HERE.

Federal Updates

Harris criticizes Trump’s handling of COVID-19, touts Biden’s coronavirus response plan at roundtable in first Nevada visit as VP nominee (NV Indy)

Cortez Masto Applauds Over $1 Million in Grants for Health Research

Cortez Masto Statement on the Normalization of Relations Between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain

Cortez Masto: Withdrawal of MFAR Rule is a Win for Medicaid and Vulnerable Nevadans

Rosen, Lankford Express Concern Over Rising Anti-Semitic Discourse in Poland, Call on Poland to Enact Comprehensive Holocaust Restitution Law

In Floor Speech, Rosen Speaks on Devastating Wildfires Ravaging Western U.S., Calls for Action on Climate Change

Rosen Virtually Addresses Vegas Chamber to Discuss Support for Nevada Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Rep. Susie Lee Helps Pass Legislation to Support, Fund Child Care During COVID-19

Rep. Susie Lee, Problem Solvers Caucus Unveil ‘March to Common Ground’ COVID-19 Stimulus Framework

Agency and Local Government Updates

Attorney General Ford Announces Former ITT Students to Receive $330 Million in Debt Relief in Settlement

DOI- health insurance covers the cost of testing in Nevada


DMV extends driver’s licenses and ID cards, offers special hours for new residents

Nevada Department of Education Awards $11 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding

CARES Act funds still available to improve inventory and distribution of Nevada meat, produce and agricultural products

Jack Eslinger Named City Of Las Vegas Municipal Court Administrator

Bars in Washoe County Can Reopen Tonight 

Articles of Interest

State approves tax incentives for Google, lithium company amid promise to raise threshold for future tax breaks (NV Indy)

Sisolak rebukes Trump’s decision to host in-person rallies in Nevada, says president showed ‘callous disregard’ for health measures (NV Indy)

In Vegas chamber briefing, GOP pollster Frank Luntz says he’s concerned over drawn out election count, gives Biden the edge (NV Indy)

Douglas County may have to pay back CARES aid after Trump rally (LVRJ)

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