0113 SISOLAK COVID TESTS

Gov. Steve Sisolak provides updates about COVID-19 testing in Nevada on Jan. 13, 2022 (Nevada Health Response) 

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday announced that the state and local partners will distribute more than 500,000 at-home COVID-19 tests that are expected to arrive at the end of the month. 

Gov. Sisolak joined the state COVID-19 Task Force press conference on Thursday, citing an alarming increase in cases and hospitalizations, especially in Clark County and rural parts of the state. One week ago, Clark County saw its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases, and has recorded 24,691 additional cases since Jan. 6. 

The governor advised eligible Nevadans to get vaccinated and boosters, if they have not already done so. With regard to testing availability and access, Sisolak said the state has finalized an order of 588,000 Flowflex rapid COVID-19 tests. 

The first shipment of tests is expected to arrive at the end of the month, Sisolak said.

"We have a national surge in demand for COVID-19 testing. I have been working with the state team to meet this demand for more testing and, more importantly, build a more sustainable testing model for the future," Sisolak said. "This will ensure that as we live with COVID, the supply chain does not dictate access to Nevadans."

The governor added that already, 90 local partners have responded to the state's call for help with the distribution effort. The tests will be available at libraries, fire departments, community centers, chambers of commerce, welfare offices and more. 

The state continues to work out details with regard to locations and availability of the tests. The information will be updated on the Nevada Health Response website in coming weeks, state officials said.

The governor added that this project will help relieve some strain on COVID-19 testing facilities, including newly opened sites at Sam Boyd Stadium, Texas Station and Fiesta Henderson in Clark County.

A livestream of the governor's remarks is available here: 

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(22) comments

jeezlouise

Crooked fa t sl ob can shove his mandate up his China wifes Commie a ss.

False!

Lol your acting like he's the only governor/government in the world who implicated a mask mandate.your sound like a taliban tbh

beavis

Oh, he shot the TV again. Get the meds.

Mediumjeep

What ever his communist daddy sleepy joe Biden has told him ! Totally a unamerican with bad news for everyone!

beavis

Did your significant other (I'll stay gender neutral because I don't judge) leave you for a liberal? I'm sorry.

AmericaFirst

Covid is here to stay. Start living with it!

GlWd

Nothing good or new is going to come out of the governor’s 'update'. It'll be the same garbage with no real plans that make any sense.

qwerty123

I'd be willing to bet Sisolak will say "now let me be clear" at least 10 times.

nath

How about tell us how you're going to close the border to millions of unvaxed, maskless illegals that are pouring in? You got caught partying at a fancy restaurant without masks while my business was shut down--you have my eternal disrespect: We don't want your help AT ALL, you hypocrite.

Nevermore

1pm Thursday. I'll be cleaning out the cat's litter box. So that enough cr*p for the day.

beavis

Once again, those are not cigars you are finding.

Nevermore

Sounds like you tried one?

beavis

I'm not the one with my face in the litter box.

Nevermore

What I'm scooping is just what comes out of liberals mouths.

jeezlouise

More Marxist propaganda from the fat head criminals best friend.

beavis

The "Marxist propaganda" is coming from Eastern Europe and it says "Trump won the 2020 election". Did you know that there are actually people that believe that? No, really, I'm not kidding you! With no basis in fact, just what they here on TV and questionable sites on the Internet, they actually are falling for it. I know, crazy, huh? It is like opposing "critical race theory" when you can't even define it, but these are the same people.

Nevermore

Trump is living in your head rent free.

beavis

I have no idea what that means. Please do me a solid and don't explain it.

jeezlouise

shut up beavis

beavis

I think I'm in love!

beavis

Well. . . well. . . you shut up! Yeah! Yeah! You shut up! I win!

beavis

The Voice of Sanity! Come on, you posters; let's hear how you know so much better because you listen to Tin Foil Hat AM radio. Tell us what "your gut" tells you. Better yet, tell us what Tucker Carlson has led you to believe! God bless Ivermectin (the best horse paste for a modern world).

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