On Thursday, Governor Sisolak appointed Lisa Cano Burkhead as the Lt. Governor. The Governor introduced Cano Burkhead during a press conference in Las Vegas and during a media availability in Carson City, where Chief Justice James Hardesty performed a short swearing in ceremony. In 2021, after 25 years as an educator, she retired from the Clark County School District but that hasn’t stopped her from serving the community and making education a foundational element in children’s lives. She currently teaches educators on how to better connect with students and build classrooms that fosters learning and, as Lt. Governor, will serve as a public advocate for education. Cano Burkhead’s bio and the full press release can be found HERE.
NV Covid-19 Update: On Dec. 14, the Southern Nevada Health District confirmed the state’s first reported case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant. This case was identified as part of the Health District’s surveillance process and serves as notice that the Omicron variant is in the community. Omicron now accounts for 3% of all U.S. cases up from 0.5% from the previous week. This year in Nevada, COVID-19 cases are now almost five times lower than last year, but cases did increase 8% over the past 2 weeks.