Uber is stepping up and offering 17,800 free and discounted round-trip rides to encourage more of the African American community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
A distance learning option will remain available to families who choose it, but they must opt in for the program by May 21 and meet certain requirements.
Nevada reported a high number of new coronavirus cases on Monday, but the figure was likely inflated after the state stopped reporting its COVID-19 metrics over the weekend.
The state Department of Health and Human Services also reported six additional deaths and a 0.2 percentage point rise in the test positivity rate to 5.7 percent.
After a record day Tuesday, the Cashman Center site in Las Vegas will close on May 5.
Nevada on Thursday reported 549 new coronavirus cases and six additional deaths, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Graduation plans for the Class of 2021 were rolled out Thursday, with the Clark County School District announcing that schools can hold in-person ceremonies.
The process to rename McCarran International to Harry Reid International Airport to its next step last week.
The Clark County commissioner also said that proposed local social distancing rules would be reviewed after Gov. Steve Sisolak’s recent announcement.
Nevada’s key COVID-19 metrics remained elevated compared to recent lows, with 395 new cases of the disease and 14 deaths over the preceding day, according to state data.
The closely watched metric climbed back above the 5 percent benchmark recommended by the World Health Organization for the first time in nearly a month.
A long line of people extended far outside the Cashman Center vaccine center, but a spokesman said the suspension of the Johnson & Johnson product was not responsible.
Nevada has called a temporary halt to the use of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine on Tuesday, heeding the recommendation of federal regulators.
None of the men ranging from their 20s to their 40s has been hospitalized after contracting the variant, which is believed to be resistant to COVID-19 vaccines.
Updated numbers from the state Department of Health and Human Services pushed Nevada’s cumulative totals to 308,343 cases and 5,332 deaths.