May 22, 2020 update regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Additional death in Washoe County
The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A male in his 80s with underlying health conditions. This is the 49th COVID-19-related death in Washoe County. In addition, there are 40 new cases of COVID-19, with 17 recoveries.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,356 (+40 from 5/21)
- Deaths: 49 (+1)
- Recoveries: 764 (+17)
- Active cases: 543 (+22)
- Currently hospitalized: 58 (+0)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 111 (+0)
View the Washoe County COVID-19 Impact Dashboard.
Travel Advisory reminder for Memorial Day
The COVID-19 Incident Management Team is asking residents to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend responsibly with social distancing and wearing a face covering, and keep in mind the Governor’s travel advisory, which urges residents to avoid non-essential travel. The advisory orders residents that leave Nevada to self-quarantine and monitor their health for 14 days after returning.
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 – 22 DE MAYO
Governor Sisolak To Discuss Phase 2 Reopening Next Tuesday
Today, ahead of the holiday weekend, Governor Steve Sisolak announced he will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 26, to discuss the next phase in Nevada’s reopening plan, as outlined in Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery.
Saturday marks two weeks since Phase 1 began. Since that time, the LEAP and the Governor’s Office have been monitoring the first phase of reopening, analyzing data trends and evaluating potential plans for Phase 2. If Nevada's COVID-19 data continues to reflect positive or consistent trends through the Memorial Day Weekend, the Governor will announce a Phase 2 reopening date at the Tuesday press conference, along with business reopening and statewide continuing operation guidelines.
Governor Sisolak Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Today, by executive order, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and state public buildings and grounds until sunset on Sunday, May 24, 2020 as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.