Governor Steve Sisolak said he would do it and then finally did it. Sisolak said on Facebook that Nevada is joining its sister west coast states of California, Oregon and Washington to pool their resources in order to squash the deadly spread of the Covid-19 virus. Opening businesses (but not just yet) is also part of the plan.
Governor Sisolak said “I believe sharing information and best practices on how to mitigate the spread, protect the health and safety of our residents and reopen businesses responsibly will be of great value to our citizens. We share three major principles in this agreement:
* 1: The health and safety of residents comes first.
* 2: Health outcomes and science — not politics — will guide decision making.
* 3: Our states will only be effective when working together against Covid-19.”
“With that in mind, there are four main goals,” he continued:
* 1: Protect the vulnerable.
* 2: Ensure care for the sick.
* 3: Mitigate the non-direct impacts on our communities.
* 4: Protect the public by ensuring a lifting of restrictions include a system to test, track and isolate,” the statement says.
Governor Sisolak said “The partnership will be vital to our immediate recovery and long-term economic comeback and I look forward to continued conversations with California Governor Governor Kate Brown, Governor Jay Inslee and Governor Jared Polis.”