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Any News updates in the state.

Yesterday, Governor Sisolak signed a proclamation formally ending the Declaration of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Emergency declaration has been in place since March 2020 and has allowed the State to respond to challenges brought forward by the pandemic. Ending the State of Emergency ends certain flexibilities that were in place […]

This week, the Interim Finance Committee met and approved a number of work programs and projects aimed at helping Nevadans continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, including a $30 million grant program for childcare providers for projects that will immediately expand the provider’s ability to serve more Nevada families. The $30 million approved is one […]

On Thursday, the Interim Finance Committee met and heard almost 200 work programs. The big-ticket item of the meeting was the approval to move $250 million from the ARPA general aid fund to the Nevada Housing Division. This is the first half of the $500 million that Governor Sisolak dedicated to the Home Means Nevada […]

This week, Governor Sisolak made several appointments to state agencies and boards: Nelson Araujo was appointed as Nevada’s Infrastructure Advisor. In this role, Araujo will work across all agencies and levels of government to ensure the State is competitively and successfully navigating the acquisition and implementation of federal dollars from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and […]

In Governor Sisolak’s State of the State address, the Home Means Nevada initiative was announced. The program will invest $500 million to lower the cost of housing, help seniors make repairs and accessibility retrofits to stay in their homes, and boost housing availability. There will be four categories of funds that will be administered by the Nevada […]

 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 […]