The G3Wire- February 4, 2022

Covid-19 Update

This week, The Southern Nevada Health District confirmed the first reported case of COVID-19 caused by the BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron variant (Stealth Omicron). The Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory tested the specimen and is continuing to provide genome sequencing of a sampling of positive COVID-19 cases to determine the presence of variants in the community. The Southern Nevada Health District has expanded the availability of the COVID-19 oral medication, Paxlovid, to include individuals aged 12 – 64 with a positive COVID-19 test who are at higher risk for severe illness.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Resources has made it possible for anyone who has received COVID vaccinations to have a digital card that can be kept on a smart phone. People can go to the Nevada WebIZ site and download a digital vaccine card with a QR code that only verified SMART Health apps used by medical personnel can access. More information on the Smart Health QR Code can be found here: Nevada Health Response.

via The Nevada Independent

Updates from the Governor’s Office

At-Home COVID-19 Tests Secured by Governor Sisolak Arrive in Nevada

Governor Steve Sisolak Discusses Nevada’s Economic, COVID-19 Recovery at NGA Meeting

Nevada recognized by U.S. Green Building Council among top ten states for leadership in green buildings

Governor’s Office of Energy releases Status of Energy Report

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Announces $30.5M in Funding for Public Transit for Nevada Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 

Cortez Masto Calls on Administration to Implement Key Provisions of Infrastructure Law to Support Electric Vehicles 

Cortez Masto Introduces Legislation to Hold Tech Industry Accountable, Prevent Online Child Sexual Exploitation

Rosen, Cortez Masto Share New Upcoming Funding Opportunities For Infrastructure Grants From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Rosen Secures Win for Nevada Solar Jobs on Bifacial Panels

Rosen Statement on Successful U.S. Mission to Take Top ISIS Leader Off Battlefield

Reps. Lee and Fitzpatrick, Sens. Rosen and Blackburn Announce Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Support & Expand Cybersecurity Apprenticeships

State Agency and Local Government Updates

Attorney General Ford Joins Coalition Defending Preventative Care Provisions of the Affordable Care Act

Economic Development Administration Designates Northeastern Nevada As Newest Economic Development District

36 CCSD Schools Recognized by Magnet Schools Of America

Articles of Interest

COVID in Context: Poll shows Nevadans supportive of vaccine, but split on mandates (NV Independent)

Poll: Voters favor gaming tax hike, split on open primaries (NV Independent)

Before death, Reid emptied campaign accounts (NV Independent)

Three Las Vegas resort companies return to Fortune’s ‘Most Admired’ list (LVRJ)

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