LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Gov. Steve Sisolak says he is asking the state’s Medical Advisory Team to evaluate potential options for enhanced face-covering policies.
As the State evaluates the latest COVID data here and around the country, I am asking the Medical Advisory Team to evaluate potential options for enhanced face covering policies and to provide any recommendations for consideration to strengthen our response to this pandemic.— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) June 19, 2020
According to the latest numbers from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, 12,486 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state of Nevada. There have been 478 deaths.
Nevada Health Response has repeatedly urged the use of face coverings when out in public.
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The states of Arizona and California made face coverings in public mandatory this week because of the number of rising cases.