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Nevada scraps phased reopening plan, unveils new approach

Posted at 11:13 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 02:14:02-04

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced plans to implement a long-term reopening strategy that allows for more granular decision-making as the coronavirus continues to spread and leaves Nevada far from its original criteria governing how the state should reopen.

Sisolak’s new strategy, which he said he would disclose in more detail Monday, will replace broad guidelines with narrower reopening criteria.

The governor said it will evaluate virus data specific to businesses and municipalities rather than target entire industries and counties.

Nevada health officials reported 997 newly confirmed virus cases Monday, bringing the statewide total to nearly 43,830 confirmed cases.