Daily Update- November 20, 2020: COVID-19 Update

The Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force met with nine counties flagged for having an elevated risk of transmission of COVID-19.  Carson City, Clark, Elko, Humboldt, Lincoln, Lyon, Nye and Washoe counties’ plans were previously approved by the Task Force. Douglas County presented their assessment and plan to the Task Force for the first time.  All counties — regardless of risk level — must maintain the statewide baseline mitigation measures, including wearing face coverings, limits on gathering sizes and capacity in businesses.  Additionally, all counties must continue to follow the criteria on gatherings and youth/adult sports outlined in Directive 033 and Directive 034, respectively.  The action plans for each county can be found HERE.

  • As of today, Nevada has logged 129,714 cases, an increase of 1,839 new cases since yesterday. 
  • For the most recent 7-day period, cases are growing at a rate of 1.5%, or 1,854 new cases per day. 
  • Nevada has now completed a total of 1,478,163 molecular tests since the beginning of COVID-19. 
  • The test positivity rate over the last 14 days is 15.8%. 

The Daily COVID- 19 Press Bulletin is HERE.

The Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report is HERE.

SNHD-COVID-19 Update

Federal Updates

Attorney General Ford Issues Statement Announcing Victory in Legal Challenge to Nevada’s Election

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Call On GSA Administrator to End Unprecedented Delay & Provide Critical Transition Resources to President-Elect Biden

Cortez Masto Calls for the Passage of Critical Northern Nevada Lands Bills

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

Rosen Transcript Following HSGAC Hearing on COVID-19

House Passes Rep. Titus Proposal to Create Hospitality and Tourism Apprenticeships

Congressman Steven Horsford Leads Effort to Revive Hospitality and Tourism Industries

Rep. Susie Lee Helps Pass National Apprenticeship Act, Investment in Critical Workforce Development Programs

Agency and Local Government Updates

DETR- Declines in regular continued claims and increases in PEUC continued claims reflect growth in long-term unemployed numbers

Quest Diagnostics contract to support NDOC, Veterans COVID testing needs

McCarran Approaches 2 Million Passengers in October

Reno- Pinehaven Fire is 100 percent contained


LVMPD Receives Funds for DUI Enforcement

Articles of Interest

Judge rejects ‘shocking ask’ of new election over voter fraud claims brought by Sharron Angle and affiliated group (NV Indy)

Court finds state gaming regulators don’t have jurisdiction to discipline Steve Wynn (NV Indy)

Judge rejects Marchant request for new election in congressional race over ‘voter fraud’ allegations (NV Indy)

Rodimer files legal challenge seeking new election in congressional race over voter fraud claims (NV Indy)

Federal judge denies motion to reopen Clark County schools (LVRJ)

Pfizer to seek FDA approval for vaccine as Trump takes credit (LVRJ)

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