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Nevada governor, AG denounce counties defying virus rules

Posted at 2:55 PM, Feb 01, 2021

RENO (AP) — Nevada's governor and attorney general are denouncing resolutions approved by four rural counties that attempt to defy state restrictions intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 statewide.

Gov. Steve Sisolak and Attorney General Aaron Ford said Friday the resolutions passed by Lyon, White Pine, Eureka and Elko Counties have no force of law and cannot override the governor's emergency directives.

The said the directives have been issued under state law and upheld in courts several times. The two Democrats say everyone is tired of the pandemic. But every day Nevadans die due to COVID-19 in rural counties as well as urban areas.