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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak updates 'Roadmap to Recovery' initiative

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Posted at 11:13 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 20:26:36-04

NEVADA (KTNV)  — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak held a press conference Friday to update the state's 'Roadmap to Recovery' initiative.

Gov. Sisolak said his team is actively monitoring the progress made in Phase 1, as it has been less than a week in the state's reopening process.

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However, he also said it would take a minimum of two weeks for the data to reflect any impacts of the reopening. And the numbers have been promising, but its too early to make any new determinations about further businesses reopening.

Sisolak also emphasized that everyone must remain vigilant and continue to take steps to safeguard one another against the virus.

As of Friday, Nevada has seen a 20-day downward trajectory of people testing positive. And about 9% overall have returned a positive test from those who have been tested.

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The governor said the state looks to expand testing capacity with the help of the National Guard with looking to be able to test 4,000 people daily.

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Sisolak also thanked all of the businesses who are taking the virus seriously by reducing their seating capacity and with their staff practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings.

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Gov. Sisolak concluded Friday's briefing by encouraging everyone to continue to wear face masks when out in public, as the virus is not gone and saying, "It's up to us to take care of ourselves and one other by following the rules, regulations, and guidelines."