Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest.



13656569_web1_sisolakvirus-1.jpg No firm date to start reopening Nevada, governor says
Gov. Steve Sisolak said his team of experts is monitoring coronavirus statistics, but that there’s no firm date as to when Nevada can begin the first phase of reopening the state for business.

Nevada schools will stay shut the rest of school year, governor says
Gov. Steve Sisolak said Tuesday that Nevada’s schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

UMC to rapidly increase testing, seen as key to reopening economy
The county-owned hospital expects to be able to process by June 1 as many as 10,000 daily polymerase chain reaction tests, which identify if someone presently has the virus.

Nevada health care union slams OSHA for ‘turning their backs on us’
Hospitals across Nevada have faced more complaints in the past seven weeks than OSHA typically receives in a year. 


José Andrés relief group serving Las Vegas health care workers
José Andrés’ international relief group World Central Kitchen began serving Las Vegas health care workers Monday.

Nevada National Guard helping at nursing homes during pandemic
Nursing homes and assisted living centers account for more than 16 percent of reported COVID-19 deaths in Nevada, according to state data.

Las Vegas unions calls for worker protection against coronavirus
Las Vegas labor unions are calling for stronger protections and personal protective equipment for all front-line workers in Nevada.

Downtown Las Vegas’ Life is Beautiful fest canceled
The music, arts and culinary festival, originally scheduled to take place over multiple stages Sept. 18-20, instead will make a full return next year.

Coronavirus upends Clark County budget, causes $1B revenue loss
The coronavirus crisis has carved a deep hole into Clark County finances, flipping once rosy projections upside down.


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