The G3Wire- September 3, 2021

This week, Governor Sisolak signed  Emergency Directive 050, which expands the mask exception for large indoor events to now include conventions within counties that have “substantial” or “high” COVID-19 transmission if all attendees are vaccinated.  This policy expansion gives an option for convention organizers to choose between requiring masks indoors for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, or ensuring that all attendees are vaccinated, in which case fully-vaccinated attendees can remove their masks. This is not a requirement to show proof of vaccination to attend a convention. It is an optional exception to the mask requirement if the convention operator chooses to require proof of vaccination for all attendees.  More guidance regarding this new directive can be found HERE.

On September 1st, the Clark County School District held a marathon 8-hour meeting to discuss mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for employees. The vote was 5-1 in favor, but the plan remains subject to negotiations with employee bargaining groups. With 320,000 students, CCSD is the 5th largest school district in the country. 

CCSD Board of School Trustees Meeting Recap

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Governor Sisolak, Nevada officials take whole-of-government approach to Caldor Fire

Governor Sisolak Declares State of Emergency in response to Caldor Fire

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Leads Federal Push to Secure Funding For Innovation Research in Nevada

Cortez Masto & Rosen Urge VA to Address Impact of Afghanistan Withdrawal on Veterans’ Mental Health

Cortez Masto Statement on the U.S. Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Rosen Applauds Over $135 Million in Broadband Funding She Helped Secure for Nevada

Rosen Leads Western Senators in Urging Funding for Wildfire & Drought Prevention, Mitigation, and Relief Efforts in Reconciliation

Rep. Titus Pushes For Nurse Act In Reconciliation Package

Rep. Titus Statement On Supreme Court Ruling On Eviction Moratorium

Congressman Horsford Votes to Pass FY2022 Defense Budget with Key Wins for Nevada

Congressman Horsford Speaks Out Against Texas Abortion Ban

Rep. Susie Lee Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Mobile Health Units and Community Health Centers

Agency and Local Government Updates

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Reminder: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits & Extensions Expire September 4, 2021

Attorney General Ford Announces Confirmation of Opioids Manufacture Purdue Pharma’s Bankruptcy Plan

Attorney General Ford Releases Statement on Texas Abortion Law

Secretary Cegavske Announces Slight Increase in Active Registered Voters in August

GOED: Western States Rail Coalition To Address Supply Chain Issues

Nevada Gaming Control Board Statement Regarding Labor Day Weekend

City Of Las Vegas Offers ‘Toys For Tickets’ Program 

Articles of Interest

Coronavirus Contextualized, 57th edition: Cases, hospitalizations continue to rise in Northern Nevada as numbers improve in the south (NV Independent)

More Texans could seek abortions in Nevada following new Texas six-week ban (NV Independent)

South Lake Tahoe casinos begin closing gaming operations as Caldor Fire intensifies (NV Independent)

OSHA teams with Mexican Consulate to prevent labor abuses in NV construction (NV Current)

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