Virus Outbreak-Nevada

FILE - In this Saturday, July 4, 2020, file photo, crowds walk along the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)

Clark County enters into red zone and Nevada prepares for the second wave.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Clark County on Friday responded after a document provided to the White House COVID-19 Task Force this week labeled Nevada as a coronavirus "red zone."

The document suggests more than a dozen states should revert to more stringent protective measures, limiting social gatherings to 10 people or fewer, closing bars and gyms and asking residents to wear masks at all times.

The document, dated July 14 and obtained by the Center for Public Integrity, says 18 states are in the “red zone” for COVID-19 cases, meaning they had more than 100 new cases per 100,000 population last week. Eleven states are in the “red zone” for test positivity, meaning more than 10 percent of diagnostic test results came back positive.

Nevada was found to be in both sets.

As a result of the report, Clark County issued a statement addressing the "red zone" label. In a tweet, the county said the report "included recommendations that could involve further closures and more restrictions."

We are evaluating the information from the White House to determine if steps in addition to what the governor has mandated are necessary. We continue to work with the Southern Nevada Health District, the cities and our community partners on this important public health matter and continue to monitor the COVID-19 data and information. Meanwhile, it's important that residents and visitors wear face coverings, social distance and avoid large gatherings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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(6) comments

Lovelajolla11

This is interesting. I’m not sure why things should be more stringent strictly based on more cases per amount of tests performed. This makes little sense as it has little to do with severity of symptoms, hospital capacity, or mortality. It is expected that we will have MORE & MORE cases. The virus is not contained and is not going to be contained at this point; people are expected to get it. As long as the hospitals are equipped to take care of people with more severe symptoms, people should take precautions and go about business as usual unless they are more vulnerable. Shutting things down again is purely for political purposes.

False!

Yes that would work....but you do realize that covid 19 is not like any other virus! It can attack each human, young,middle aged, old etc. Many ways!

It can tear through a healthy person's lung, it can leave healthy people amputated, it can cause life long health issues for young kids who are healthy!

There's so many survivor's out there telling there stories from every country. Its not a flu, its a very serious virus that can kill a family!

False!

Haven't heard much from the sisolak out bandits in a while!!!

NEVERFORGET

The FBI needs to investigate why the temporary hospital at Cashman field was taken down on June 30th and now SISOLAK is hiding quietly. If the brilliant and highly educated medical professionals Sisolak claims is giving him data and helping him make informed decisions then WHY THE 8.5 million dollar HOSPITAL TAKEN DOWN??? FBI needs to look at the Cashman hospital.

Smith

Have to agree with Ginger's comment above. Would add a few things to it though. Most of the shows and conventions also need to be shutdown, even though many are not going. The mask mandate did not go far enough, you cannot be wearing a mask in a casino if you are smoking. And there is a lot of smokers in the casino. It is time to completely ban smoking in the casino's at least during this health crisis. You cannot ban drinking, because this is a hot desert where you have to drink.

The wearing of mask rule is very flawed. Smoking in a casino is not wearing masks for the most part. A large percentage of players in a casino are smokers, and this behavior at a time of health crisis should have been completely banned as the did in New Jersey. Also once people walk outside the casino, on the crowded LV strip sidewalks/bridges, or the Fremont St. Experience, their is no enforcement in these area's to wear masks, because it has been left to only businesses which operate indoors to enforce the rules. A fine needs to be put in place, and signs need to be posted in these area's. Smoking should not be allowed in these area's as well.

Lastly I wonder if buses like Greyhound and carter buses bringing in people are requiring passengers to wear masks as well.

Ginger

The CDC and other medical experts have been warning us about this for weeks and months. But of course the residents of California, Arizona, and Texas know more and better than they do. And now you have the results. Hospitals once again filling up, and state officials dumbfounded because they have no clue what is going on. Simple.....keep gyms, public pools, hair salons, and of course the favorite blonde hangout, nail salons closed until this is over. And for those who don't like it or agree with it, move to another country or planet.

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