Governor Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday that Nevada has been working hard to earn its way back from the brink of the Covid-19 virus doing more damage to the state. Governor Sisolak says the state has been beating back the virus rather well, bringing down the infection rate and and honoring the mandate that people out in public must wear facemasks, not touching their faces and washing their hands frequently throughout the day and being mindful of social distancing – six foot separations in public.
Sisolak reminded everyone that Nevada is a tourist state and that when visitors come to our Silver State they must obey state requirements when it comes to large public gatherings. Up until now, gatherings had a 10 person limit so as to reduce the possible spread of the Covid-19.
Sisolak referred to President Donald Trump’s recent rally in Minden. He said the Covid-19 outbreak boomed and spread through Washoe County because most of the Trump event attendees were from Washoe County. So the virus was moving around the meeting area with Trump up, front and center telling the crowd that there was little likelihood they’d come down with the virus. He was dead wrong. Attendees took the virus home with them to their families, neighbors and co-workers and it’s spreading across Washoe County.
Sisolak said starting Wednesday, larger crowds will be allowed in the casinos and meeting areas – masks, frequent hand-washing and six foot distancing between individuals. Showrooms can have up to 250 attendees or up to 50% of the facility’s capacity keeping in mind the mandated 6 foot space between people.
Governor Sisolak said Nevada will have the most stringent controls on group gatherings across the country. He said he wants Nevada to be viewed as the safest state in which to have a truly good time on vacation, attending business conferences or other kinds of get-togethers.
Sisolak re-iterated that although a vaccine for the Covid-19 will be ready within a couple of months, the first high volume production will go to hospital workers – including doctors, nurses, surgeons, and after-care workers. Once this group of medical professionals have been vaccinated then the rest of the U.S. population can get their shot. By the way, there’s another shot we’re all getting this fall – the ever-required “flu shot.” So, everybody’s going to see or hear about everybody getting needle-poked for the flue between fall and late winter and then again getting the vaccine for Covid-19 through mid-Spring in to Summer.