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Stay Home for Nevada this weekend

Posted at 6:55 AM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 09:55:38-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With coronavirus cases in Nevada surging with the rest of the United States, this weekend could prove to be critical in lowering transmission rates and avoiding a return to government mandated business closures.

Governor Steve Sisolak asked everyone to stay home as much as possible over the course of two weeks on Tuesday warning that he would have to take stronger measures if transmission rates remained high.

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COVID positivity rates in Clark County remained above 14% heading into the weekend, and the 7 day rolling average of new cases landed at 736.6 despite a recent drop in daily cases.

Sisolak warned that he would have to take "stronger action" if the case counts hadn't dropped after two weeks of voluntary isolations.

The governor urged anyone who needed to leave the home to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and practice good hygiene.