Weekly News Roundup and COVID-19 Update- December 10, 2020

The Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force met today and discussed updates from their respective agencies and departments.  All counties in Nevada, with the exception of Storey County, were flagged for elevated disease transmission this week. All flagged counties met the criteria of a high case rate per 100,000 and had a high test positivity rate. Lincoln County was the only county flagged for a low testing average. Due to the State’s current “pause” status, the Task Force’s meeting was focused on ongoing informational updates and briefings rather than through individual county plans. Lab reporting updates can be found HERE, and other reports from the meeting are HERE.

The COVID-19 Press Bulletin is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto, Rosen Urge Congressional Leaders: Pass The Bipartisan RESTAURANTS Act Before Too Late

Cortez Masto Statement on Resolutions Opposing Arms Sales Package to UAE

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud More Than $2.5M for Nevada Nursing Homes

Rosen Transcript Following Hearing on Future of Paycheck Protection Program

Rosen, Cortez Masto Urge Congressional Leadership to Include Wildfire Relief Funds in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Congressman Steven Horsford Votes in Favor of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act

Rep. Lee Urges Colleagues to Pass COVID-19 Relief, Support Problem Solvers Caucus Bipartisan Proposal

Rep. Susie Lee Secures Key Nevada Wins in Bipartisan Annual Defense Bill

Agency and Local Government Updates

DETR set to send out ineligibility determinations in the PUA system this week

DETR Press Update

DHHS- Nevada Announces the Use of Exposure Notification Express

Attorney General Ford Joins Coalition Opposing Texas AG’s Baseless Effort to Invalidate 2020 Election Results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

Attorney General Ford Joins Multistate Lawsuit Seeking to End Facebook’s Alleged Illegal Monopoly

Attorney General Ford, 51 Attorneys General reach $86.3 Million Settlement with Mortgage Servicer Nationstar

Nevada’s 2020 Graduation Rate Remains Above 80 Percent Four Years in a Row

Nevada Graduates See Continued Gains in 2020 ACT Results While National Results Continue to Trend Downward


Reno City Council Highlights

Top headlines from the Washoe Board of County Commissioners Meeting 

Articles of Interest

DETR’s latest mass denial of PUA applications will affect about a quarter of claims ever filed in program (NV Indy)

Experts from UNR, UNLV say that unique COVID vaccines will require unique distribution strategies (NV Indy)

Financial regulators take another step toward payday lending database adoption, months after deadline (NV Indy)

Prison officials defend response to pandemic as cases near 1,600, death toll hits 7 (NV Indy)

Nevada breaks another COVID-19 record with 50 deaths in a day (LVRJ)

Nevada high school graduation rate dips, reversing upward trend (LVRJ)

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