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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State and local officials across Nevada signed agreements with Northshore Clinical Labs, a COVID testing laboratory run by men with local political connections. There was only one problem: Its tests didn’t work.
State auditors have tasked the Division of Child and Family Services with developing a plan to correct health, safety and regulatory problems plaguing child placement providers that came to light during a recent audit.
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.
Dawn Yohey, a representative from the Department of Health and Human Services, said she expects the funds to be deployed by the end of summer or early fall, following the finalization of a statewide needs assessment next month.
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.