Daily Update- November 18, 2020: Stay at Home 2.0, Reno Fires

Today, Governor Sisolak joined Caleb Cage, Nevada COVID-19 Response Director and Julia Peek, Deputy Administrator of Community Health Services, to provide updates on Nevada’s ongoing COVID-19 response, testing and reporting during a teleconference with members of the media. He thanked everyone for ongoing support and well wishes while he recovers from COVID-19. Last Tuesday, the Governor held a press conference and asked all Nevadans to operate in a “Stay at Home 2.0” mentality to get things under control so our public health response infrastructure can catch up. The goal was that a behavior change would result in a downward trajectory at the end of this 14-day period. He closed the press conference by letting Nevadans know that if we don’t come together at this moment, he will be forced to take stronger action in 14 days. On today’s call, the Governor confirmed that one week into the 2 week “Stay at Home 2.0” period, Nevada is not currently experiencing a significant downward trend.

The Governor’s full comments and the Daily Press Bulletin can be found HERE.

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and Governor Sisolak have both signed Declarations of Emergency for the fires that are spreading in northern Nevada. More information about the fires can be found HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto, Portman Introduce Legislation to Study Chinese Government’s Influence on Technology Standards Setting

Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on American Manufacturing Industry Response to COVID-19

Rep. Susie Lee Elected to Serve as Regional Representative on Steering and Policy Committee

Agency and Local Government Updates

SNHD- Mask Up. Back Up. Wash Up.

Attorney General Ford Announces $113 Million Settlement with Apple Over iPhone Throttling

NSHE Chancellor Issues Statement on S/U Grading

Las Vegas City Council Approves Contracts For Senior Management Positions

Articles of Interest

Historic turnout among young voters forecasts increased progressivism, youth engagement (NV Indy)

CCEA-backed tax proposals submitted with almost double the number of required signatures to qualify (NV Indy)

More Nevadans now hospitalized for COVID-19 than any stage of pandemic (LVRJ)

Clark County Commission candidate sues to stop special election (LVRJ)

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