Daily Update-January 25, 2021- Vaccine Update

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak wrote a letter to acting Health and Human Services Secretary Norris Cochran regarding the State’s federal allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to publicly available federal data, Nevada has received the second-lowest number of vaccine doses per capita among all U.S. states so far. 

See the Governor’s full remarks are HERE.

In today’s COVID-19 Press Briefing, Dr. Mark Pandoori, from the NV State Public Health Library, noted that the NPHL at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has characterized the first known Nevada case of the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus strain, known as the United Kingdom variant. The full statement from the laboratory can be read HERE.

Today’s COVID-19 Press Bulletin

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Votes to Put Yellen at Helm of Treasury

Cortez Masto, Rosen Call for Changes to PUA to Help Unemployment Assistance Reach More Nevadans

Rosen Votes to Confirm Janet Yellen, First Female Treasury Secretary

Rosen, Cortez Masto Meet with Nevada National Guard Members Protecting the U.S. Capitol

Congressman Steven Horsford Releases Statement Following Historic Confirmation of Retired Army General Lloyd Austin to be Secretary of Defense

Agency and Local Government Updates

Southern Nevada Health District begins offering appointments for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

New COVID-19 strain B.1.1.7 detected in Clark County

Initial claims for regular program above 10k for 1st time since August; Continued claims rise in regular, PEUC & SEB programs

Nevada Gaming Abstract- 2020 Press Release


Articles of Interest

Follow the Money: Ahead of legislative session, sitting lawmakers report raising more than $10.6 million in combined big-money donations (NV Indy)

About a quarter of prison employees vaccinated against COVID-19 as virus takes heavy toll behind bars (NV Indy)

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