Author Archives: Jennifer Atlas

This week, Governor Sisolak presented the first four Community Recovery Grants awarded to non-profits that provide direct and immediate community services to Nevadans. From the press release: “I am grateful for the support these non-profit organizations have provided to Nevadans throughout this pandemic. These grants are a small token of our appreciation for their services […]

 Today, Governor Sisolak announced that effective immediately, the State’s mask mandate has been lifted. From the official press release: “Just like vaccines, masks are still a great tool we have to slow the spread of the virus. I expect going forward to still see Nevadans and visitors occasionally utilizing masks when they are out in public,” said Gov. Sisolak. “The State will no […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Update Nevada observed a peak of new cases from January 3-13 and the highest single day was recorded on January 10. At this time, Clark County cases are declining, but transmission is still high. Washoe County is likely to be at or near its peak and it is anticipated that case trends in Washoe […]

Governor Sisolak announced yesterday a total of 588,216 Flexflow COVID-19 Antigen home tests are on the way to the State of Nevada. The first deliveries will be made directly to community partners who will help ensure the tests reach Nevadans in high need communities as quickly as possible. This is the State’s first order of at-home rapid tests […]

This week, the Nevada State Infrastructure Bank held its second meeting to discuss proposals for investing in affordable housing and other priority infrastructure projects to leverage hundreds of millions of dollars of outside capital, while creating thousands of jobs. the State Infrastructure Bank kicked off a 30-day comment period to receive public input on a proposed Capital Allocation Plan to support $75 million […]

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 […]

This week, the Economic Forum met and heard presentations from government officials and financial analysts about the condition of the Nevada economy, including how tax revenues during the pandemic are outperforming expectations, the impact of federal stimulus dollars and a slow recovery in the casino and hotel industry. The Forum is a panel of state-appointed […]

Nevada’s 33rd Special Session adjourned Sine Die on Tuesday. The Senate voted to approve the redistricting maps along party lines. The Assembly amended the maps and voted to approve, Assemblyman Flores voting against them with the Assembly Republicans. The amended maps included consideration for 1,800 last known addresses for prisoners and tribal boundaries.  The approved AB1 and SB1 were signed […]