Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest.


13904095_web1_MASK-SCIENCE-JUN20-20__007.jpg Dos and don’ts of wearing face masks starting at midnight
Nevada has issued guidelines on when and where to wear face masks, along with exceptions to those rules, since Gov. Steve Sisolak made them mandatory.

Nevada prisons boast low COVID-19 infection rate
The number of Nevada prisoners with positive test results went from nine on Wednesday to 15 on Thursday, but the infection rate in the state’s prisons remains low.

Eviction moratorium in Nevada to end in phases, Sisolak says
Governor Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that the eviction moratorium enacted at the start of the coronavirus crisis will be discontinued in phases over the summer.

State gets millions in coronavirus relief funds
State lawmakers on Thursday accepted millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funds, even as they learned more about the budget deficit facing Nevada.


Nevada paying unemployment claims faster than many states, data shows
Despite thousands still waiting, an analysis shows Nevada performed better than expected, and improved speed in March and April.

Veterans Home in Boulder City reports 10 new COVID-19 cases
Six more residents and four employees at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, the state announced Thursday.

Nevada adds record 497 new COVID-19 cases, as Clark County adds 397
Both jurisdictions also reported one additional death as the recent surge in new cases continues.

Views mixed on new mask mandate for visitors to Las Vegas casinos
Casinos will find out Friday if the state’s new mask mandate is a deal-breaker for some gamblers. While some tourists have been staunchly against mandated masks, others welcome the stricter policy.

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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