According to a statement released by Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Speaker Jason Frierson, there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the legislative building in Carson City.
The positive test result was announced by the Legislative Counsel Bureau.
“LCB is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of legislators, staff, and members of the press in the legislative building. Everyone in the building continues to follow the prescribed safety protocols issued by the CDC and DHHS, and we encourage all Nevadans to follow those guidelines during this difficult and unprecedented time. We passed rules at the beginning of session to allow remote participation for legislators should this situation occur, and we are committed to allowing members to continue their legislative duties remotely if they are uncomfortable. LCB has made similar accommodations for staff and members of the press. We will continue to monitor the situation and respond appropriately as the session progresses.”
It is not known if the person is a staff member or a lawmaker.
The Senate and Assembly are currently participating in a special session to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the state of Nevada.