Category Archives: COVID-19

Nevada COVID-19 Update– As of Monday, October 11, the Delta surge continues to recede across Nevada, with all key COVID-19 metrics declining. Rural hospitalizations remain near their peak, and Nevada is still averaging 5 times more cases than in June. Nevada’s statewide test positivity fell to 8%, the lowest since early July. Southern and Northern […]

For the second week in a row, as of updates published on September 26, all of Nevada’s counties are showing a high transmission rate.  Throughout the State, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status are required to wear face coverings indoors or while in crowded outdoor settings.  On this week’s state Covid-19 update, the Pfizer booster shot recommendation […]

Today, The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup completed its review of the federal process and has recommended a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months after their primary vaccination series for people older than 65 and people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors […]

Governor Sisolak announced this week that his team has been reviewing President Biden’s Path Out of The Pandemic. The State is working with federal and local partners to prepare to implement the plan. In some cases, the State is waiting on more federal guidance or for federal regulations to be put in place. Overall, the President’s […]

COVID-19 in Nevada As of Monday, September 6, new COVID-19 cases in Nevada are continuing to decline. Nationally, vaccinations dipped to 878 first doses per 100,000 last week, 4% lower than the week before. Nationwide, 3.6% of unvaccinated people got a first dose last week, slightly higher than the rate in Nevada. Currently, 63% of […]

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 […]