Daily Update- October 6, 2020 COVID-19 Updates: Carson City and the State

A member of Governor Steve Sisolak’s staff based in the Capitol Office in Carson City has received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 after developing symptoms over this past weekend. The Office has followed all public health procedures and protocols in response. The staffer has been interviewed and the contact tracing effort is underway to ensure all close contacts are notified and informed of next steps in accordance with public health guidelines. The staffer has not had in-person contact with the Governor since mid-September. The full press release from the Governor’s Office can be found HERE.

As of today, almost 1.1 million tests have been given in Nevada, and there have been 82,916 positive cases. The daily positivity rate is 8.4%. More information with Nevada-specific data can be found HERE.

The COVID-19 county tracker can be found HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Statement After Trump Announcement Withdrawing from Coronavirus Relief Negotiations

Cortez Masto: 78,000 COVID Survivors in Nevada Deserve Preexisting Conditions Protections Under ACA

Rosen, Cortez Masto Co-Sponsor Legislation to Increase Telehealth Access, “Virtual Visits” for Nursing Homes

Rosen to Return Over $250,000 to U.S. Treasury from FY 2020 Senate Office Budget

Rep. Titus Statement on President Trump Walking Away from Coronavirus Relief Negotiations

Congressman Horsford’s Statement on Federal Reserve Chairman Calling for Robust Coronavirus Relief

Rep. Lee Helps Pass COVID-19 Aid Package, Urges Both Parties to Come Together to Secure Relief

Agency and Local Government Updates

Health District issues tips for a safer and healthier Halloween

DETR- Initial Claims at Lowest Point Since Mid-March; Continued Claims Below 200,000 for First Time Since Mid-April

DHHS- Trust for America’s Health Releases 2020 State of Obesity Report

DHHS- Nevada Health Connection launched to streamline behavioral health referrals

Secretary Cegavske Reminds Nevadans of Upcoming Voter Registration Deadlines


Nevada Department of Education Receives Federal Grant To Expand Access to Coursework that Supports College And Career Readiness

Articles of Interest

Health districts, governor’s office clash over directive on large gatherings (NV Indy)

Officials hope changes to rental assistance applications will ensure aid meets anticipated mountain of need (NV Indy)

Sisolak: ‘We did not make a mistake’ on handling unemployment; next session could be about ‘getting by,’ not revenue growth (NV Indy)

Police intensify response to violence on Las Vegas Strip (LVRJ)

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