Daily Update- October 22, 2020 Hospital Visitation, PETS Funding

Today, the Nevada Health Response, in coordination with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, issued guidance providing clarity and the latest information regarding visitation in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. The guidancefollows best practices for helping limit the spread of COVID-19 and also abides by all the federal regulations and guidelines in accordance with U.S. Department of Health and the CDC. The guidance can be found here:

Nevada Health Response issues clarifying guidance on visitation in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals

Nevada Health Response Visitation Guidance in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Hospitals

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Visitation in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Hospitals

Governor Sisolak, the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office and the Governor’s Office of Economic of Development announced an additional infusion of $20 million in to the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant program, which opened for applicants on Monday. Applications are being prioritized for disadvantaged businesses; bars, pubs, taverns, breweries, distilleries, and wineries; arts and culture organizations; and non-profit organizations. 

Today’s updated early voting numbers:

Election News

In the 2020 election, climate change, clean energy remain on the ballot (NV Indy)

Adelsons pour $500K into group backing Republican-aligned state Supreme Court candidate, other judicial candidates (NV Indy)

Joe Biden heavily favored to win debate over Donald Trump (LVRJ)

Agency and Local Government Updates

NSHE Launches “me3” – An Interactive Career Aptitude Tool

McCarran Logs 1.7 Million Passengers in September


RTC receives Aa3 fuel tax bond rating from Moody’s Investor Service

Washoe County- Health District Issues Recommendations for Safe Halloween, Dia de los Muertos Celebrations 

LVMPD Warns Against Dangerous Vigilante Behavior

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