Governor Sisolak laid it out Monday in plain English – government can do a lot to fight the Covid-19 virus, which is on the rise in Nevada. But government needs the full support of its citizens so that the progress the state makes in fighting the virus carries a full punch. Governor Sisolak says we’ve got to cooperate by wearing masks in public, frequent hand washings, maintaining social distancing of 6 feet and limit the number of people “get togethers” in each other’s homes, club houses, theaters, restaurants or other venues. Gatherings are believed to be the #1 way for the Covid-19 virus to infect a lot of people in a short amount of time. And right now, many state’s infection rates are skyrocketing – including Nevada.
Governor Sisolak said Nevada is planning to partially re-open the state this coming January – but only if it’s safe to do so. He reminded everyone that efforts to develop a vaccine against the Covid-19 is making good progress and that when a valid vaccine is created the first couple of months of vaccine distribution will be given to medical personnel as well as to elderly citizens who are very vulnerable to the virus.
Governor Sisolak did not speculate as to when the vaccine will be available to the general public. National news networks have been saying that it’s likely to be in April, May or June – and that’s being optimistic. Others say it could be mid-summer to early fall.