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Clark County among Nevada counties flagged for elevated COVID-19 transmission risk

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Posted at 10:15 PM, Aug 07, 2020

NEVADA (KTNV) — The Nevada Health Response Team has identified eight counties within the state that have an elevated risk for disease transmission as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

County leaders are expected to work with state officials in the coming days to examine each county’s data through an assessment plan, according to the health response team.

The counties meeting two or more of the criteria laid out in the state’s Road to Recovery: Moving to a New Normal plan as of Aug. 6 include:

-Carson City
-Clark
-Elko
-Humboldt
-Lander
-Lincoln
-Nye
-Washoe

The counties in question will submit an action plan for review and approval from the Nevada Health Response Team, which includes key state and local representatives.

If the counties are found to meet two or more of the criteria again on Aug. 13, they will need to enact those approved plans to help reduce the spread of the virus within the communities.

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The approved measures will then be implemented on Aug. 14.

Counties that meet at least two criteria this week but show improvement in the data next week and meet zero or one of the plan's criteria will not need to take action on Aug. 14 but should continue to remain vigilant against the spread of COVID-19, according to the health response team.

The latest COVID-19 numbers in Nevada can be viewed here from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.