LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, an outspoken critic of using shutdowns to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in Nevada, sent out a tweet on Tuesday calling new statewide requirements "harmful" to businesses.
The state entered a three-week pause, which is not a complete shutdown, at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
Goodman said the city is complying with the safety requirements from Gov. Sisolak and the Southern Nevada Health District, but went on to describe them as "changing and inconsistent" and causing "severe anxiety to those already suffering and unemployed."
Read the full tweet below:
The state has been reporting record-high case numbers and positivity rates in recent weeks.
On Tuesday, the percent positive was reported by the Nevada Department of Health and Services to be 16.6%, a number the CDC says should be closer to 5%.
The agency also reported a record-high amount of new cases at 2,853 and 24 new deaths across the state.