Author Archives: Jennifer Atlas

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, […]

Yesterday, Governor Steve Sisolak and Senator Jacky Rosen introduced Nuro, a leading autonomous delivery company at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The company plans to invest $40 million in two facilities in Southern Nevada that will create more than 250 high skilled tech sector jobs. Plans call for building an end-of-line manufacturing facility and world-class […]

On Monday, August 16th, Governor Sisolak held a press conference to announce Emergency Directive 049, which creates a process for a mask exception for large indoor large events within counties that have “substantial” or “high” COVID-19 transmission.  This is not a requirement to show proof of vaccination to attend a large event. It is an optional exception to […]

Almost three weeks ago, on July 30th, Nevada reinstated a mask mandate and updated mask guidance. The positivity rates have gone down slightly in Clark County, and raised slightly in Washoe and other counties. Data from the Nevada State Public Health Lab released this week show the highly transmissible Delta variant is now responsible for […]

Today, Governor Sisolak announced that the state of Nevada will be adopting the latest CDC recommendations regarding masks: The CDC recommends that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high transmission, which includes Clark and Washoe counties.   The Governor released  Emergency Directive 047, which allows […]

This afternoon, the Clark County Commission held a special meeting to discuss increasing positivity rates of Covid-19 in Clark County and recent recommendations from the SNHD. There has been a significant rise in key metrics, including test positivity rates, new cases, and hospitalizations.  After a presentation from the Southern Nevada Health District, questions, and discussion, the […]

During the 2021 Legislative Session,  Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 was passed and  creates a joint special committee to analyze and explore the Innovation Zones proposal beyond the 2021 Legislative Session. The committee will evaluate the effects on economic development, natural resources, the environment and local tax revenues. The study comes from the amended version of the […]

On July 1st, almost half of the bills that were passed in the 2021 legislative session became effective. This includes some of the more high-profile bills from the session.  AB59: Raises minimum legal sales age for tobacco products from 18 to 21 AB396: Police can only use deadly force if there is an “imminent” threat AB400: […]

This week, the Interim Finance Committee held their first meeting since Sine Die. The bulk of the agenda was to formally approve accepting Nevada’s $2.7 billion share of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. Allocations included more than $76 million in federal aid programs, including $39.5 million in rental assistance, $12.1 million in homeowner assistance and […]

This week, Governor Sisolak was busy signing legislation. Some of the highlights are below, and the full lists of the status of bills can be found here:  Bills Signed by the Governor Bills in the Governor’s Office Accessible & Secure Elections Legislation  Assembly Bill 121: Improves voting access for those with a disability or overseas […]