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Gov. Sisolak will not attend the inauguration due to pandemic concerns

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 10:24:26-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Governors and other elected leaders travel to Washington, D.C., every 4 years to celebrate the inauguration of the president.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the nation and the world, the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be different.

For the most part, the 2021 inauguration will be virtual with the thousands of people who usually line up on the National Mall instead will log on to a live stream of the event.

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Gov. Sisolak has released a statement through his office that he will not be flying to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration.

Here is the full statement:
"Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the State and the nation, and the timing of Governor Sisolak's 2021 State of the State address on Tuesday, the Governor will not be traveling to attend the Presidential Inauguration next week. The Governor and his Office have been in touch with the President-elect's transition team on a number of topics and the Governor looks forward to a close, productive and collaborative relationship with the new administration moving forward. The Governor sends his best to the President-elect and his team."