After months of lockdowns, social isolation and mask-wearing, Nevada health officials are concerned about residents ignoring coronavirus precautions.
Michael Scott Davidson sits through government meetings so you don’t have to. The University of Florida graduate began covering Clark County in August 2016. He’s since expanded the beat to include Nevada’s affordable housing shortage and Las Vegas city government.
The state’s coronavirus data dashboard now focuses on 14-day moving averages to better assess trends over time and the impact on communities.
Johns Hopkins University published an alarming COVID-19 positivity rate that puts Nevada well above the national average. It’s also incorrect, state officials say.
The seven-day average of new cases rose to 559 on Monday. Nevada’s COVID-19 response director said he expects to see an increase in deaths by mid-November.
Health agencies say disease investigation reports have “limited, if any value” to the public. Outside experts question the decision.
The country club was fined $2,000 after the venue hosted an event Monday night attended by several members of the Raiders.
A handful of Raiders players, including Derek Carr, can be seen mingling with attendees of a gala event without wearing masks.
The only location other than casinos to crack the top of the list was the Clark County Detention Center, which tests all inmates. It ranked fourth overall.
It’s the first time health officials revealed hard numbers about what role Nevada’s tourism industry could be playing in the state’s outbreak.
New state data and company figures from Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands don’t provide insight into what role Nevada’s resort industry is playing in the spread of the coronavirus, experts say.
City council members unanimously adopted reforms calling for stricter enforcement against neglected apartments and extended-stay hotels after the deadly Alpine fire.
After the Alpine Motel Apartments fire, the city will vote for proactive reforms for stricter enforcement of older buildings with code violations to avoid loss of life from fires.
Nevada’s first reported case of the coronavirus was March 5. In the months that have passed, the state has seen a drop in its seven-day average of new cases and hospitalizations are down.
Health officials for months have declined to identify specific spreading events or case clusters in Southern Nevada beyond nursing homes and other licensed facilities.