Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office on Wednesday criticized the actions of a politically connected COVID testing contractor that expanded in Nevada without proper licensing and yielded widely inaccurate test results.
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In recent months, Nevada has experienced its lowest case incidences in nearly a year. But uncertainty remains about when the next wave of the virus will hit and what navigating the pandemic will look like in the coming months and years.
An independent report commissioned by Nevada's governor and legislative leaders has recommended an action that inmate advocacy groups long supported but was never implemented — that the state should deliberately reduce its prison population to address current and future pandemics.
Emails obtained by The Nevada Independent through public records requests shed new light on the internal debates within the Board of Regents and the NSHE leadership over how to handle the increasingly divisive political football of a COVID vaccine mandate.
Nevada is gearing up to distribute second COVID-19 vaccine booster doses in the coming days after federal officials updated their recommendations to allow another mRNA booster for certain vulnerable groups.
State officials are lifting a requirement that unvaccinated employees undergo weekly COVID-19 tests, while also preparing to roll back a planned monthly surcharge for state workers who have not received a COVID vaccine.
A week after Gov. Steve Sisolak ended Nevada’s mask mandate as the Omicron surge declined, the CDC is reevaluating its public health guidelines and university students are pushing back against the lifting of the mandate.
The shift — announced by Gov. Steve Sisolak during a Thursday morning press conference — follows suit with other Democrat-led states easing pandemic mitigation measures amid a nationwide decline in COVID-19 cases.
Politicians and health officials wonder when the population might reach herd immunity — a feat that could be difficult to accomplish considering recent polling showing more than a fifth of Nevadans say they will not get the vaccine.
Cases appear to be plateauing in the state as the virus runs its course, but the spread of COVID-19 differs region by region. In this edition of COVID in Context, we take a deep dive into vaccine hesitancy and share helpful resources and information.
Looking at the graph of cases in Nevada, one state health official noted in a recent conversation with state lawmakers that there are "very, very early" indications of stabilization as the growth rate of new cases appears to be slowing down.
Increasing cases of COVID-19 in Nevada have continued to break records. In this edition of COVID in Context, we unpack the science of Omicron's spread and take a look at what's behind school staff shortages.