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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak considering enhanced face-covering policies

Posted at 10:46 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 13:59:06-04

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.

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.

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