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May 11, 2020 update regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Post Date:05/11/2020 11:51 AM

32 recoveries, 5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Washoe County

The Regional Information Center is reporting 32 recoveries and five new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County.
  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,100 (+5 from 5/10)
  • Deaths: 39 (+0)
  • Recoveries: 529 (+32)
  • Active cases: 532 (-27)
  • Currently hospitalized: 43 (+1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 94 (+1)

New COVID-19 risk assessment form launched

The COVID-19 Incident Management Team launched an improved risk assessment form that allows easier scheduling, faster notification of test results and requires less staff resources. The new risk assessment form (formulario de asesoramiento para COVID-19) allows users to create a secure account.

More Regional Information Center updates for May 11, 2020

En Español 

El Centro de Información Regional de COVID-19 está trabajando para entregar actualizaciones a la comunidad sobre COVID-19 de manera unificada. ACTUALIZACIÓN DEL CENTRO DE INFORMACIÓN – 11 DE MAYO

Gov. Sisolak declares State of Fiscal Emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak declared a state of fiscal emergency arising from the strain the COVID-19 pandemic has put on public services in the State of Nevada. The global economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting commerce and negatively impacting revenues across the country, in other states, and in Nevada. At this time, Nevada is estimating a significant shortfall of State General Fund revenue with joint estimates from the Governor’s Finance Office and Legislative Counsel Bureau-Fiscal Division ranging from $741 million to $911 million for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2020 (FY 2020), which includes a projected shortfall in the State Distributive School Account as well. As expected, the revenues most significantly impacted are gaming and sales tax.

Western States Pact Urges Federal Support for States and Cities

In a letter to Congressional leadership today, governors and legislative leaders from five Western states (including Nevada) requested $1 trillion in direct and flexible relief to states and local governments in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic in order to avoid deep cuts to services like public health, public safety, public education and help people get back to work.

Five days remain to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan through Nevada Health Link

Nevadans have five days remaining to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan through Nevada Health Link, the online health insurance marketplace operated by the state agency, the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Exchange), which announced an Exceptional Circumstance Special Enrollment Period (SEP) in March for qualified Nevadans who missed the Open Enrollment Period (OEP). The SEP, originally introduced in response to Governor Sisolak’s March 12 Emergency Declaration, runs through May 15. Consumers who enroll by May 15 will have coverage effective June 1, 2020.

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