Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest.


13688259_web1_sisolakvirus.jpg Sisolak says he’ll extend stay-at-home order to May 15
Nevada’s stay-at-home order, which was set to expire Friday, will be extended, Gov. Steve Sisolak said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday.

Nevada casino regulator considering guidelines for reopening
The state Gaming Control Board could limit the number of people inside a casino at one time, but it probably won’t mandate temperature detectors at entrances.

Las Vegas Valley colleges produce COVID-19 testing supplies
Volunteers at UNLV and Touro University build test kits and key ingredients from scratch to help alleviate a state shortage of tests for the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Business leaders slam Sisolak on slow reopening plans
Business leaders say the governor needs to be more transparent about plans to reopen the Nevada economy. Sisolak issued a directive late Wednesday extending the stay-at-home order.


Clark County sees 98 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths
Clark County recorded 98 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths in the past 24 hours, according to data posted Wednesday by the Southern Nevada Health District.

UNLV to award $11.8M in federal COVID-19 relief money to students
The first round of awards — each ranging from about $500 to $1,000 — will be distributed to students automatically based on financial need, the university announced Tuesday.

Southern Nevada hospitals to resume elective surgeries next week
Southern Nevada’s major hospitals plan to resume performing “medically necessary” elective surgeries Monday, according to a Nevada Hospital Association letter.

Costco shoppers must wear face masks inside store starting Monday
Costco shoppers will be required to wear face masks inside the store beginning Monday, according to the company’s website.

Siegel Suites manager goes ‘completely rogue,’ telling tenants: No visitors
A Siegel Suites property manager is being disciplined after telling tenants they can’t have visitors at the Las Vegas apartment complex because of the coronavirus pandemic.

RJ reporter: I’ve recovered from COVID-19, but it wasn’t easy
After testing positive for the disease, Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Rio Lacanlale worried about how many people she might have infected before her symptoms began.

Nevadans to get premium refunds on car insurance
Fewer drivers on Nevada’s roads means fewer claims, and many drivers will receive premium refunds for their auto insurance policies.

Coronavirus victims in Nevada: Help us tell their stories
Officials are not releasing the names of the people who have died fighting COVID-19. Here’s how you can help tell their stories.


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