The G3Wire- October 29, 2021

Nevada is finally seeing some positive statistics in terms of Covid-19. New Covid-19 cases have decreased by 21% since October 8th, similar to the 25% decrease in new cases nationally. Covid-19 deaths decreased 41% between October 10th and 24th, compared to a much smaller 13% decrease nationwide. At the same time, Nevada hospitals are still dealing with critical staffing shortages and flu may place an additional burden on hospitals as winter begins, making vaccination even more important. 

The State is looking forward to vaccination for its younger residents. The FDA’s Advisory Committee met on Tuesday to discuss Pfizer’s request to amend their Emergency Use Authorization for vaccine administration to include children ages 5 to 11 years. The Nevada State Immunization Program has been preparing for this rollout with vaccinating partners statewide, including pediatricians and family practice clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, pharmacies, local county health partners, and Immunize Nevada. Nevada is prepared to ensure vaccines are readily available across the state as soon as the final FDA and CDC recommendations are released.

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Governor Sisolak proclaims October 31 as Nevada Day

Nevada posts strong jobs recovery, ranking second in nation

Governor Sisolak, Treasurer Conine launch first-in-the-nation grant program for children with disabilities

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto, Menendez, Luján, Padilla Statement on House of Representatives’ Rules Committee Legislation Providing a Pathway to Citizenship

Rosen, Lankford Statement on Third Anniversary of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Rosen Urges President, Congressional Leadership to Include Key Priorities for Nevada Families in Final Build Back Better Package

Rep. Titus Proposals Pass Through House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Rep. Titus Celebrates Committee Passage of Translate Act She Introduced

Congressman Steven Horsford Applauds Biden Administration Decision to Allow the Safe Return of Global Travel to the United States

Congressman Horsford Introduces Groundbreaking Legislation to Increase Social Security Benefits for Nevada Seniors

Rep. Lee Asks House Leadership to Remove IRS Reporting Proposal from Reconciliation

State Agency and Local Government Updates

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Four health plans now available for 2022 through Nevada Medicaid

Nevada DMV to issue cash refunds for technology fee

Nevada Gaming Control Board Policy Memorandum Regarding the Marketing and Sale of Topical Cannabidiol Products on the Premises of Licensed Gaming Establishments

New senior food and nutrition partner coming to southern Nevada

City Of Las Vegas Detention Center Launches New Programming To Reduce Recidivism

CCSD Board of School Trustees Recap

Articles of Interest

In split vote, Clark County School Board terminates Jara’s employment contract (NV Independent)

Parades, politicians and pride: How a statehood anniversary morphed into a celebratory affair (NV Independent)

Weeks after chancellor’s complaint, investigation underway as calls for two regents to step aside stall (NV Independent)

Supply chain disruptions leave Nevada businesses waiting for products (LVRJ)

Nevadans still pushing for paid leave, prescription drug provisions cut from spending plan (NV Current)

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