Gov. Steve Sisolak said he’s aware of frustrations felt by people experiencing long delays in applying for unemployment benefits, but said benefits will be retroactive when claims are finally processed.
Based in Reno, Bill Dentzer covers government and politics and related state news out of the Review-Journal’s capital bureau in Carson City. He joined the RJ in October 2018 after similar assignments at the Salt Lake Tribune in Utah and the Idaho Statesman in Boise. He earlier covered state and local government in his home state of New York, where he graduated from Hamilton College.
The task force headed by former MGM CEO Jim Murren has obtained hundreds of thousands of masks and 1 million pairs of gloves and more badly needed equipment is on the way.
The state Aging and Disability Services Division has set up a new website to help senior Nevadans and their caregivers find resources in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statewide stay-at-home order for Nevada’s 3 million residents Wednesday, and late in the day also activated the state National Guard.
Gov. Steve Sisolak Tuesday issued an advisory urging travelers entering Nevada to self-quarantine and monitor their health for up to 14 days to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
Elected officials from the cities of Reno and Sparks and Washoe County addressed the public Monday regarding the ongoing regional response to COVID-19.
A man in his 40s who’d traveled to New York is the first coronavirus-related death in Washoe County.
Tesla is winding down “non-essential operations” at its Gigafactory battery production plant in Storey County, reducing on-site staff by about 75 percent in compliance with the COVID-19-related state directive on business closings.
Nevada’s June 9 primary election will be conducted by mail only due to concerns about the coronavirus, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announced on Tuesday.
A Reno-based ventilator company has increased production of the critical medical devices by 50 percent in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday ordered a mandatory shutdown of most nonessential businesses in the state, his broadest action to date in response to spread of COVID-19 illness.
Nevada is one of the first states to get approval for the U.S. Small Business Administration loans, an advisory from the governor said.
A guidance letter from the state says businesses considered nonessential “may remain open” and should adhere to strict social distancing practices to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.